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Kilobytes - Bytes Conversion

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Convert between kilobytes and bytes (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 bytes or bytes 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 bytes to kilobytes

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

To convert from bytes to kilobytes multiply your x figure by 0.001.

How to convert kilobytes to bytes

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

To convert from kilobytes to bytes multiply your x figure by 1000.


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 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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