# Kilobytes and Bytes Converter

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 | 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 | 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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