# Megabytes and Bits Converter

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

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## Converting bits and megabytes

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

Megabytes to Bits Conversion Table
Megabytes Bits

### How many megabytes are there in 1 bit?

There are 1.25E-7 megabytes in 1 bit. To convert from bits to megabytes, divide your figure by 8000000 .

### How many bits are there in 1 megabyte?

There are 8000000 bits in 1 megabyte. To convert from megabytes to bits, multiply your figure by 8000000 .

### 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 megabyte?

Most computer users are very familiar with the megabyte. As you might have already guessed, a megabyte is the equivalent of 1,000,000 bytes (or 10^6 bytes). We should point out that there is more than meets the eye here. While the SI definition is one million bytes of information, many computing professionals will instead use the more precise number of 1,048,576 bytes (1,024^2). This arises from the binary multiples that occur (each byte contains eight bits of information within its string).