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Megabytes - Gigabytes Conversion

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Convert between megabytes and gigabytes (MB and GB) 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 gigabytes or gigabytes 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 gigabytes to megabytes

You may be wondering how many megabytes there are in x gigabytes.

To convert from gigabytes to megabytes multiply your x figure by 1000.

How to convert megabytes to gigabytes

Alternatively, you may want to know how many gigabytes there are in x megabytes.

To convert from megabytes to gigabytes multiply your x figure by 0.001.


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 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.
So, we can see how these numbers will exponentially add up. This should come as no surprise, as the typical storage capacity of a smartphone is now generally between 2 and 4 gigabytes. That is a lot of bytes!

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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