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Bytes and Bits Converter

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Use this calculator to convert bytes (B) to bits (b) and bits to bytes. This converter is part of the full data storage converter tool.

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Converting bits and bytes

In the conversion tables below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 5 decimal places (7 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.

Bits to Bytes Conversion Table
Bits Bytes
1 bit 0.125 bytes
2 bits 0.25 bytes
3 bits 0.375 bytes
4 bits 0.5 bytes
5 bits 0.625 bytes
6 bits 0.75 bytes
7 bits 0.875 bytes
8 bits 1 bytes
9 bits 1.125 bytes
10 bits 1.25 bytes
11 bits 1.375 bytes
12 bits 1.5 bytes
13 bits 1.625 bytes
14 bits 1.75 bytes
15 bits 1.875 bytes
16 bits 2 bytes
17 bits 2.125 bytes
18 bits 2.25 bytes
19 bits 2.375 bytes
20 bits 2.5 bytes
Bytes to Bits Conversion Table
Bytes Bits
1 byte 8 bits
2 bytes 16 bits
3 bytes 24 bits
4 bytes 32 bits
5 bytes 40 bits
6 bytes 48 bits
7 bytes 56 bits
8 bytes 64 bits
9 bytes 72 bits
10 bytes 80 bits
11 bytes 88 bits
12 bytes 96 bits
13 bytes 104 bits
14 bytes 112 bits
15 bytes 120 bits
16 bytes 128 bits
17 bytes 136 bits
18 bytes 144 bits
19 bytes 152 bits
20 bytes 160 bits

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) .

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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