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A Byte is a unit of data measurement which mainly consists of eight bits. A byte is a series of binary digits, which contain '0' or '1'. A byte is represented as upper-case 'B' whereas a bit is represented by small-case "b". The symbol of bit and byte is specified in IEC80000-13 and IEEE 1541. It is a term which is introduced in the year 1956 by Werner Buchholz.

A byte is a basic unit of storage capacity in the computer systems. It is also used by computers to represent the characters such as numbers, letters or symbols. A single byte can be used for indicating the 28 or 256 different values. These values start from 00000000 Binary to 11111111 Binary.

A nibble is a data unit which comes before the Byte. And, kilobyte comes after it.

The byte is used for measuring the size of memory and the speed of data transfer. Following are the examples of bytes in memory size:

And, following are the examples of the speed of data transfer:

  • Kilobytes per second,
  • megabytes per second, etc.

Some programming languages also use the byte as the data type. For example, C, C++, and Java use the bytes as the data type.

Other data units to byte conversion

Following list shows the values of bytes in other data units:

S.No. Other Units Values in bytes
1. 1 Bit (b) equals to 0.125 Bytes
2. 1 Kilobit (kbit) equals to 125 Bytes
3. 1 Kibibit equals to 128 Bytes
4. 1 Megabit (Mbit) equals to 125000 Bytes
5. 1 Mebibit equals to 131072 Bytes
6. 1 Gigabit (Gbit) equals to 1.25e + 8 Bytes
7. 1 Gibibit is equals to 1.342e+8 Bytes
8. 1 Terabit (Tbit) equals to 1.25e+11 Bytes
9. 1 Tebibit equals to 1.374e+11 Bytes
10. 1 Petabit equals to 1.25e+14 Bytes
11. 1 Pebibit equals to 1.407e+14 Bytes
12. 1 exabit equals to 1.25e+17 Bytes
13. 1 Exbibit equals to 144115188075855872 Bytes
14. 1 Yobibits equals to 1.511e+23 Bytes
15. 1 Nibble equals to 0.5 bytes
16. 1 Byte equals to 1 Bytes
17. 1 Kilobyte (KB) equals to 1000 Bytes
18. 1 Kibibyte equals to 1024 Bytes
19. 1 Megabyte (MB) equals to 1e+6 Bytes
20. 1 Mebibytes equals to 1.049e+6 Bytes
21. 1 Gigabytes (GB) equals to 1e+9 Bytes
22. 1 Gibibytes equals to 1.074e+9 Bytes
23. 1 Terabytes (TB) equals to 1e+12 Bytes
24. 1 Tebibytes equals to 1.1e+12 Bytes
25. 1 Petabytes (PB) equals to 1e+15 Bytes
26. 1 Pebibytes equals to 1.126e+15 Bytes
27. 1 exabytes (EB) equals to 1.0e+18 Bytes Bytes
28. 1 Exbibytes equals to 1152921504606846976 Bytes
29. 1 Zettabytes equals to 1.0e+21 Bytes
30. 1 Yottabytes equals to 1.0e+24 Bytes
31. 1 Yobibytes equals to 1.2089258196146e+24 Bytes

Conversion of 1 byte into some common data-storage units

Following list shows the values of data units in 1 bytes:

S.No. 1 Bytes Data units
1. 1 Byte equals to 8 bits (b)
2. 1 Byte equals to 2 nibbles (nibble)
3. 1 Byte equals to 1 bytes (B)
4. 1 Byte equals to 125 Kilobits (Kbit)
5. 1 Byte equals to 0.0078125 kibibits (kibit)
6. 1 Byte equals to 8e-6 megabits (Mbit)
7. 1 Byte equals to 7.6294e-6 mebibits (Mibit)
8. 1 Byte equals to 8e-9 gigabits (Gbit)
9. 1 Byte equals to 7.4506e-9 Gibibits (Gibit)
10. 1 Byte equals to 8e-12 Terabits (Tbit)
11. 1 Byte equals to 7.276e-12 Tebibits (Tibit)
12. 1 Byte equals to 8e-15 Petabits (Pbit)
13. 1 Byte equals to 7.1054e-15 Pebibits (Pibit)
14. 1 Byte equals to 0.001 Kilobytes (Kb)
15. 1 Byte equals to 0.000976563 kibibytes
16. 1 Byte equals to 1e-6 Megabytes (Mb)
17. 1 Byte equals to 9.5367e-7 Mebibytes
18. 1 Byte equals to 1e-9 Gigabytes (Gb)
19. 1 Byte equals to 9.3132e-10 Gibibytes
20. 1 Byte equals to 1e-12 Terabytes (Tb)
21. 1 Byte equals to 9.0949e-13 Tebibytes
22. 1 Byte equals to 1e-15 Petabytes (Pb)
23. 1 Byte equals to 8.8818e-16 Pebibytes

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