how many megabytes to a gigabyte and so on ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes

    This is the simplest way to look at them:

    The 1000 can be replaced with 1024 and still be correct using the other acceptable standards.

    · 1 Bit = Binary Digit

    · 8 Bits = 1 Byte

    · 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

    · 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

    · 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

    · 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

    · 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

    · 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte -

    · 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

    · 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Yottabyte

    · 1000 Yottabyte = 1 Brontobyte

    Now let's go into a little more detail.

    Bit: A Bit is the smallest unit of data that a computer uses. It can be used to represent two states of information, such as Yes or No.

    Byte: A Byte is equal to 8 Bits. A Byte can represent 256 states of information, for example, numbers or a combination of numbers and letters. 1 Byte could be equal to one character. 10 Bytes could be equal to a word. 100 Bytes would equal an average sentence.

    Kilobyte: A Kilobyte is approximately 1000 Bytes, actually 1,024 Bytes depending on which definition is used. 1 Kilobyte would be equal to this paragraph you are reading, whereas 100 Kilobytes would equal an entire page.

    Megabyte: A Megabyte is approximately 1000 Kilobytes. In the early days of computing, a Megabyte was considered to be a large amount of data. These days with an 80 Gigabyte hard drive on a computer being common, a Megabyte doesn't seem like much anymore. One of those old 3-1/2 inch floppy disks can hold 1.44 Megabytes or the equivalent of a small book. 100 Megabytes might hold a couple volumes of Encyclopedias. 600 Megabytes is about the amount of data that will fit on a CD-ROM disk.

    Gigabyte: A Gigabyte is approximately 1000 Megabytes. A Gigabyte is a very common term used these days when referring to disk space or drive storage. 1 Gigabyte of data is almost twice the amount of data that a CD-ROM can hold. But it's about one thousand times the capacity of a 3-1/2 floppy disk. 1 Gigabyte could hold the contents of about 10 yards of books on a shelf. 100 Gigabytes could hold the entire library floor of academic journals.

    Terabyte: A Terabyte is approximately one trillion bytes, or 1,000 Gigabytes. Now we are getting up there to a size that is so large that it is not a common term yet. To put it in some perspective, a Terabyte could hold about 3.6 million 300 Kilobyte images or maybe about 300 hours of good quality video. A Terabyte could hold 1,000 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Ten Terabytes could hold the printed collection of the Library of Congress. That's a lot of data.

    Petabyte: A Petabyte is approximately 1,000 Terabytes or one million Gigabytes. It's hard to visualize what a Petabyte could hold. 1 Petabyte could hold approximately 20 million 4-door filing cabinets full of text. It could hold 500 billion pages of standard printed text. It would take about 500 million floppy disks to store the same amount of data.

    Exabyte: An Exabyte is approximately 1,000 Petabytes. Another way to look at it is that a Petabyte is approximately one quintillion bytes or one billion Gigabytes. There is not much to compare an Exabyte to. It has been said that 5 Exabytes would be equal to all of the words ever spoken by mankind.

    Zettabyte: A Zettabyte is approximately 1,000 Exabytes. There is nothing to compare a Zettabyte to but to say that it would take a whole lot of ones and zeroes to fill it up.

    Yottabyte: A Yottabyte is approximately 1,000 Zettabytes. Again, there is nothing to compare a Yottabyte with.

    Brontobyte: A Brontobyte is (you guessed it) approximately 1,000 Yottabytes. The only thing there is to say about a Brontobyte is that it is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    · 1 Bit = Binary Digit

    · 8 Bits = 1 Byte

    · 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

    · 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

    · 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

    · 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

    · 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

    · 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte -

    · 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

    · 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Yottabyte

    · 1000 Yottabyte = 1 Brontobyte

    Now let's go into a little more detail.

    Bit: A Bit is the smallest unit of data that a computer uses. It can be used to represent two states of information, such as Yes or No.

    Byte: A Byte is equal to 8 Bits. A Byte can represent 256 states of information, for example, numbers or a combination of numbers and letters. 1 Byte could be equal to one character. 10 Bytes could be equal to a word. 100 Bytes would equal an average sentence.

    Kilobyte: A Kilobyte is approximately 1000 Bytes, actually 1,024 Bytes depending on which definition is used. 1 Kilobyte would be equal to this paragraph you are reading, whereas 100 Kilobytes would equal an entire page.

    Megabyte: A Megabyte is approximately 1000 Kilobytes. In the early days of computing, a Megabyte was considered to be a large amount of data. These days with an 80 Gigabyte hard drive on a computer being common, a Megabyte doesn't seem like much anymore. One of those old 3-1/2 inch floppy disks can hold 1.44 Megabytes or the equivalent of a small book. 100 Megabytes might hold a couple volumes of Encyclopedias. 600 Megabytes is about the amount of data that will fit on a CD-ROM disk.

    Gigabyte: A Gigabyte is approximately 1000 Megabytes. A Gigabyte is a very common term used these days when referring to disk space or drive storage. 1 Gigabyte of data is almost twice the amount of data that a CD-ROM can hold. But it's about one thousand times the capacity of a 3-1/2 floppy disk. 1 Gigabyte could hold the contents of about 10 yards of books on a shelf. 100 Gigabytes could hold the entire library floor of academic journals.

    Terabyte: A Terabyte is approximately one trillion bytes, or 1,000 Gigabytes. Now we are getting up there to a size that is so large that it is not a common term yet. To put it in some perspective, a Terabyte could hold about 3.6 million 300 Kilobyte images or maybe about 300 hours of good quality video. A Terabyte could hold 1,000 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Ten Terabytes could hold the printed collection of the Library of Congress. That's a lot of data.

    Petabyte: A Petabyte is approximately 1,000 Terabytes or one million Gigabytes. It's hard to visualize what a Petabyte could hold. 1 Petabyte could hold approximately 20 million 4-door filing cabinets full of text. It could hold 500 billion pages of standard printed text. It would take about 500 million floppy disks to store the same amount of data.

    Exabyte: An Exabyte is approximately 1,000 Petabytes. Another way to look at it is that a Petabyte is approximately one quintillion bytes or one billion Gigabytes. There is not much to compare an Exabyte to. It has been said that 5 Exabytes would be equal to all of the words ever spoken by mankind.

    Zettabyte: A Zettabyte is approximately 1,000 Exabytes. There is nothing to compare a Zettabyte to but to say that it would take a whole lot of ones and zeroes to fill it up.

    Yottabyte: A Yottabyte is approximately 1,000 Zettabytes. Again, there is nothing to compare a Yottabyte with.

    Brontobyte: A Brontobyte is (you guessed it) approximately 1,000 Yottabytes. The only thing there is to say about a Brontobyte is that it is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes!

    bombhaus · 10 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    byte = a normal mouthful

    megabyte = a very large byte that fits in your mouth but can't be chewed

    gigabyte = what happens when you try to chew and swallow a megabyte (you giga on the megabyte)

    terabyte = a piece you tera off and put in your mouth as opposed to byting off directly

    petabyte = softly touching the byte before eating it

    exabyte = the last byte you take before leaving; a former byte you are no longer dating

    Zettabyte = what all men wanted to do to Catherine "Zetta"-Jones after seeing the laser scene in the movie "Entrapment"

    Yottabyte = how jedis eat

    brontobyte = a byte that lived millions of years ago but is now extinct

  • 1 decade ago

    1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes

    This is the simplest way to look at them:

    The 1000 can be replaced with 1024 and still be correct using the other acceptable standards.

    · 1 Bit = Binary Digit

    · 8 Bits = 1 Byte

    · 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

    · 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

    · 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

    · 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

    · 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

    · 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte -

    · 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

    · 1000 Zettabyte = 1 Yottabyte

    · 1000 Yottabyte = 1 Brontobyte

    Now let's go into a little more detail.

    Bit: A Bit is the smallest unit of data that a computer uses. It can be used to represent two states of information, such as Yes or No.

    Byte: A Byte is equal to 8 Bits. A Byte can represent 256 states of information, for example, numbers or a combination of numbers and letters. 1 Byte could be equal to one character. 10 Bytes could be equal to a word. 100 Bytes would equal an average sentence.

    Kilobyte: A Kilobyte is approximately 1000 Bytes, actually 1,024 Bytes depending on which definition is used. 1 Kilobyte would be equal to this paragraph you are reading, whereas 100 Kilobytes would equal an entire page.

    Megabyte: A Megabyte is approximately 1000 Kilobytes. In the early days of computing, a Megabyte was considered to be a large amount of data. These days with an 80 Gigabyte hard drive on a computer being common, a Megabyte doesn't seem like much anymore. One of those old 3-1/2 inch floppy disks can hold 1.44 Megabytes or the equivalent of a small book. 100 Megabytes might hold a couple volumes of Encyclopedias. 600 Megabytes is about the amount of data that will fit on a CD-ROM disk.

    Gigabyte: A Gigabyte is approximately 1000 Megabytes. A Gigabyte is a very common term used these days when referring to disk space or drive storage. 1 Gigabyte of data is almost twice the amount of data that a CD-ROM can hold. But it's about one thousand times the capacity of a 3-1/2 floppy disk. 1 Gigabyte could hold the contents of about 10 yards of books on a shelf. 100 Gigabytes could hold the entire library floor of academic journals.

    Terabyte: A Terabyte is approximately one trillion bytes, or 1,000 Gigabytes. Now we are getting up there to a size that is so large that it is not a common term yet. To put it in some perspective, a Terabyte could hold about 3.6 million 300 Kilobyte images or maybe about 300 hours of good quality video. A Terabyte could hold 1,000 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Ten Terabytes could hold the printed collection of the Library of Congress. That's a lot of data.

    Petabyte: A Petabyte is approximately 1,000 Terabytes or one million Gigabytes. It's hard to visualize what a Petabyte could hold. 1 Petabyte could hold approximately 20 million 4-door filing cabinets full of text. It could hold 500 billion pages of standard printed text. It would take about 500 million floppy disks to store the same amount of data.

    Exabyte: An Exabyte is approximately 1,000 Petabytes. Another way to look at it is that a Petabyte is approximately one quintillion bytes or one billion Gigabytes. There is not much to compare an Exabyte to. It has been said that 5 Exabytes would be equal to all of the words ever spoken by mankind.

    Zettabyte: A Zettabyte is approximately 1,000 Exabytes. There is nothing to compare a Zettabyte to but to say that it would take a whole lot of ones and zeroes to fill it up.

    Yottabyte: A Yottabyte is approximately 1,000 Zettabytes. Again, there is nothing to compare a Yottabyte with.

    Brontobyte: A Brontobyte is (you guessed it) approximately 1,000 Yottabytes. The only thing there is to say about a Brontobyte is that it is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes!

    Source(s): bombhaus hehe
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    how many megabytes are in a gigabyte?

  • n
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1,024 Byte = 1 Kilobyte (KB)

    1,024 Kilobyte (KB) = 1 Megabyte (MB)

    1,073,741,824 Bytes = 1 Gigabyte (GB)

    1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1,024 Megabyte (MB

    SFred book is wrong so is bombhaus

  • 5 years ago

    I'd like to say here, eight years after the top answer was posted, that a terabyte is no longer seen as a very large amount of data.

  • 1 decade ago

    1024 kb = 1 mb

    1024 mb = 1 gb

    1024 gb = 1tb

  • 1 decade ago

    1 bit = 1 binary digit (either a 0 or a 1)

    1 nibble = 4 bits

    1 byte = 8 bits

    1 byte = 1 character

    1 word = 4 bytes

    1 KB (kilobyte) = 1,024 bytes okay to email

    1 MB (megabyte) = 1,048,576 bytes usually not okay to email

    1 GB (gigabyte) = 1 073 741 824 bytes never okay to email

    1 TB (terabyte) = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes impossible to email

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    1024 mb makes a gb

    BRONTOBYTE is not existing! It's a JOKE!

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