Gigabytes - Bytes Conversion
Convert between gigabytes and bytes (GB and B) using this data storage conversion tool. This converter is part of the full data storage converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert gigabytes to bytes or bytes to gigabytes, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.
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How to convert bytes to gigabytes
You may be wondering how many gigabytes there are in x bytes.
To convert from bytes to gigabytes multiply your x figure by 1.0E-9.
How to convert gigabytes to bytes
Alternatively, you may want to know how many bytes there are in x gigabytes.
To convert from gigabytes to bytes multiply your x figure by 1000000000.
As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.
What is a byte?
It is common for confusion to arise between bytes and bits. A byte represents eight unique bits of information. Each bit will be assigned a value of a 0 or a 1. This entire group of bits will then act as a packet of data. Examples here can be a letter, a number or a symbol such as a question mark. Bytes can be thought of as the "DNA" that is used to form larger strings of data and eventually, entire programs. It is important to keep in mind that unlike the diminutive bit, the byte is used to explain larger numbers.
What is a gigabyte?
A gigabyte is the equivalent of 1,000,000,000 bytes. Still, many fields of computer science will refer to this number as 1,073,741,824 (1,024^3) bytes. This second figure will often be used when speaking about different sizes of RAM within an operating system. To make sense out of this large figure, let's use it in reference:
- 1 gigabyte is 1,000 megabytes.
- 1 gigabyte is 1,000,000 kilobytes.
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