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Kilobytes - Bits Conversion

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Convert between kilobytes and bits (kB 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 kilobytes to bits or bits to kilobytes, 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 bits to kilobytes

You may be wondering how many kilobytes there are in x bits.

To convert from bits to kilobytes multiply your x figure by 0.000125.

How to convert kilobytes to bits

Alternatively, you may want to know how many bits there are in x kilobytes.

To convert from kilobytes to bits multiply your x figure by 8000.


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 bit?

You might not be aware that the term "bit" is actually a shorter version of the phrase binary digit. A bit is the simplest unit of data storage and its value can represent a 0 or a 1 at any give time. Every other form of computing measurement is based off of the humble (and yet very important) bit.

What is a kilobyte?

As you might have guessed, a kilobyte is commonly defined as consisting of 1,000 bytes. We should point out that its actual value is 1,024 bytes (or 2^10 bytes). Still, most say that this value is very similar to 10^3. It is for this reason that the International System of Units (SI) generally equates the kilobyte with 1,000 bytes. This also helps to somewhat simplify multiplication factors when dealing with such massive numbers. To put this another way, one kilobyte is 10 x 10 x 10 bytes. Although this might seem like a large figure, let's recall that most operating systems contain gigabytes of data capacity!


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