How much is 1 byte, kilobyte, megabyte, Gigabyte, etc.?
Memory is a storage device that stores data for a long or short period. The main categories of memory are temporary (volatile) and permanent (non-volatile). Byte, kilobyte, megabyte, and Gigabyte are all measures of memory.
Temporary memory is where the contents stored in it will be lost when we switch off the device. At the same time, the non-volatile memory does not lose the data even when the power is turned off.
Here one important thing we should remember about the representation of memory is that only sometimes is the memory written in binary. The memory manufacturers represent the size using common names. For example, the memory capability in the mega bite means 1,000,000 bytes but not mebibyte (1,048,576 bytes). In the following discussion, we will use common names while representing the memory capabilities and values in binary (base 2).
The bit is the most basic measure of data. A bit is represented in a single binary digit, either by 0 or 1. A bit is represented by a small "b". When the bit value is 0, it(power) is in the off state; if it is 1 then the memory or power is in the on state.
4 bits together makes one nibble. The nibble is a measurement of memory.
One nibble = 4 bits.
A byte is a memory unit that is larger than a bit. Eight consecutive bits make a byte. The byte is represented by using "B". A single character like an alphabet, number, or symbol makes 1 byte.
One byte = 8 bits.
For example, "z" or "1" or "$" is one byte.
One kilobyte is a thousand bytes in technical terms. Kilobyte is abbreviated as "KB". The kilobyte and kibibyte are often used as the same value, but the kibibyte is a memory measurement with 1024 bytes represented in binary, which is 210.
1 KB = 210 bytes.
A kilobyte is also a small memory unit used to measure small files.
For example, a simple text document containing two or three paragraphs represents a Kilobyte.
Megabyte is represented by "MB". One megabyte is a thousand kilobytes. The megabyte and mebibyte are often used as the same value, but the mebibyte is a memory measurement with 1,048,576 bytes, which, when represented in binary, is 220.
1 MB = 220 bytes.
Megabyte is used for measuring large files.
Gigabyte is represented by "GB". One Gigabyte is a thousand megabytes. The Gigabyte and gibibyte are often used as the same value, but the gibibyte is a memory measurement with 1,073,741,824 bytes, which, when represented in binary, is 230.
1 GB = 230 bytes.
The capacity of storage devices is measured in GB.
A terabyte is represented by "TB". One Terabyte is a thousand gigabytes. The Terabyte and tebibyte are often used as the same value, but the tebibyte is a memory measurement with 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, which, when represented in binary, is 240.
1 TB = 240 bytes.
The terabytes measure the capacity of hard drives and other secondary storage devices in computers and laptops.
A petabyte is represented by "PB". One Petabyte is a thousand terabytes. The Petabyte and pebibyte are often used as the same value, but the pebibyte is a memory measurement with 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes, which, when represented in binary, is 250.
1 PB = 250 bytes.
The petabytes are used to measure the storage capacity of the whole network.
One Exabyte is a thousand petabytes. Exabyte is represented by "EB". The Exabyte and exbibyte are often used as the same value, but the exbibyte is a memory measurement with 1,152,921,504,606,846,976bytes, which, when represented in binary, is 260.
1 EB = 260 bytes.
The Exabyte is seldom used to measure the memory as the largest network memory is also measured in petabytes. The exabytes are used to measure the memory of a combination of many networks.
One Exabyte is a thousand exabytes. A zettabyte is represented by "ZB". The zettabyte and zebibyte are often used as the same value, but the zebibyte is a memory measurement with 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424, which, when represented in binary, is 270. The ZB is not generally used in scientific research. The ZB is used to calculate the large memory.
1 ZB = 270 bytes.
One yottabyte is a thousand zettabytes. A zettabyte is represented by "YB". The yottabyte and yobibyte are often used as the same value, but the yobibyte is a memory measurement with 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes which, when represented in binary, is 280.
1 YB = 280 bytes.
Is any memory measurement value bigger than yottabyte?
Up to 2020, the yottabyte is the biggest memory measurement value. Although there are two values, "hellabyte" or "brontobyte," proposed, which are bigger than yottabyte.
Table representing the several Memory capacities and their relation.
Calculating the above values using the below values
First, know about the size of each memory type when we consider the Terabyte, 1 TB = 1024 GB. So, to know the number of 16 MB MP3 files in Terabyte, take (1,024*1,024) / 16. Then we get 77,056 16 MB MP3 files.