Megabytes - Bits Conversion
Convert between megabytes and bits (MB 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 megabytes to bits or bits to megabytes, 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 megabytes
You may be wondering how many megabytes there are in x bits.
To convert from bits to megabytes multiply your x figure by 1.25E-7.
How to convert megabytes to bits
Alternatively, you may want to know how many bits there are in x megabytes.
To convert from megabytes to bits multiply your x figure by 8000000.
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 megabyte?
Most computer users are very familiar with the megabyte. As you might have already guessed, a megabyte is the equivalent of 1,000,000 bytes (or 10^6 bytes). We should point out that there is more than meets the eye here. While the SI definition is one million bytes of information, many computing professionals will instead use the more precise number of 1,048,576 bytes (1,024^2). This arises from the binary multiples that occur (each byte contains eight bits of information within its string).
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