Bytes - Bits Converter


Convert between bytes (B) and bits (b). This converter is part of the full data storage converter tool. Simply choose which unit you want to convert from and to, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. A reference chart can be found further down the page.

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Converting bits and bytes

Some commonly asked questions are included below, as well as a reference chart. When making manual conversions, you can use the converter at the top of this page to check your answer.

How many bytes are there in 1 bit?

There are 0.125 bytes in 1 bit. To convert from bits to bytes, multiply your figure by 0.125 (or divide by 8) .

How many bits are there in 1 byte?

There are 8 bits in 1 byte. To convert from bytes to bits, multiply your figure by 8 (or divide by 0.125) .

In the chart below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 3 decimal places (6 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.

Bits and bytes reference chart

Bits Bytes Bytes Bits
0.1 0.013 B 0.1 0.8 b
1 0.125 B 1 8 b
2 0.25 B 2 16 b
3 0.375 B 3 24 b
4 0.5 B 4 32 b
5 0.625 B 5 40 b
6 0.75 B 6 48 b
7 0.875 B 7 56 b
8 1 B 8 64 b
9 1.125 B 9 72 b
10 1.25 B 10 80 b
20 2.5 B 20 160 b
30 3.75 B 30 240 b
40 5 B 40 320 b
50 6.25 B 50 400 b
60 7.5 B 60 480 b
70 8.75 B 70 560 b
80 10 B 80 640 b
90 11.25 B 90 720 b
100 12.5 B 100 800 b

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 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.

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