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Kilobytes and Bytes Converter

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

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Converting bytes and kilobytes

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

Bytes to Kilobytes Conversion Table
Bytes Kilobytes
1 byte 0.001 kilobytes
2 bytes 0.002 kilobytes
3 bytes 0.003 kilobytes
4 bytes 0.004 kilobytes
5 bytes 0.005 kilobytes
6 bytes 0.006 kilobytes
7 bytes 0.007 kilobytes
8 bytes 0.008 kilobytes
9 bytes 0.009 kilobytes
10 bytes 0.01 kilobytes
11 bytes 0.011 kilobytes
12 bytes 0.012 kilobytes
13 bytes 0.013 kilobytes
14 bytes 0.014 kilobytes
15 bytes 0.015 kilobytes
16 bytes 0.016 kilobytes
17 bytes 0.017 kilobytes
18 bytes 0.018 kilobytes
19 bytes 0.019 kilobytes
20 bytes 0.02 kilobytes
Kilobytes to Bytes Conversion Table
Kilobytes Bytes
1 kilobyte 1000 bytes
2 kilobytes 2000 bytes
3 kilobytes 3000 bytes
4 kilobytes 4000 bytes
5 kilobytes 5000 bytes
6 kilobytes 6000 bytes
7 kilobytes 7000 bytes
8 kilobytes 8000 bytes
9 kilobytes 9000 bytes
10 kilobytes 10000 bytes
11 kilobytes 11000 bytes
12 kilobytes 12000 bytes
13 kilobytes 13000 bytes
14 kilobytes 14000 bytes
15 kilobytes 15000 bytes
16 kilobytes 16000 bytes
17 kilobytes 17000 bytes
18 kilobytes 18000 bytes
19 kilobytes 19000 bytes
20 kilobytes 20000 bytes

How many kilobytes are there in 1 byte?

There are 0.001 kilobytes in 1 byte. To convert from bytes to kilobytes, multiply your figure by 0.001 (or divide by 1000) .

How many bytes are there in 1 kilobyte?

There are 1000 bytes in 1 kilobyte. To convert from kilobytes to bytes, multiply your figure by 1000 (or divide by 0.001) .

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.

What is a kilobyte?

As you might have guessed, a kilobyte is commonly defined as consisting of 1,000 bytes. We should point out that its actual value is 1,024 bytes (or 2^10 bytes). Still, most say that this value is very similar to 10^3. It is for this reason that the International System of Units (SI) generally equates the kilobyte with 1,000 bytes. This also helps to somewhat simplify multiplication factors when dealing with such massive numbers. To put this another way, one kilobyte is 10 x 10 x 10 bytes. Although this might seem like a large figure, let's recall that most operating systems contain gigabytes of data capacity!

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