Gigabytes - Bits Converter


Convert between gigabytes (GB) 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 gigabytes

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 gigabytes are there in 1 bit?

There are 1.25E-10 gigabytes in 1 bit. To convert from bits to gigabytes, divide your figure by 8000000000 .

How many bits are there in 1 gigabyte?

There are 8000000000 bits in 1 gigabyte. To convert from gigabytes to bits, multiply your figure by 8000000000 .

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

Bits and gigabytes reference chart

Gigabytes Bits
0.1 800000000 b
1 8000000000 b
2 16000000000 b
3 24000000000 b
4 32000000000 b
5 40000000000 b
6 48000000000 b
7 56000000000 b
8 64000000000 b
9 72000000000 b
10 80000000000 b
20 160000000000 b
30 240000000000 b
40 320000000000 b
50 400000000000 b
60 480000000000 b
70 560000000000 b
80 640000000000 b
90 720000000000 b
100 800000000000 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 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!

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