# Can anybody explain....

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by David Wood, Oct 16, 2003.

1. ### David WoodGuest

....the difference between Mb megabits and MB megabytes?
Any clear info appreciated!

David Wood, Oct 16, 2003

2. ### StevoGuest

There are 8 bits to a byte, and then there are nibbles which are 4 bits..

There are lots of resources about this sort of thing..

http://www.ibilce.unesp.br/courseware/datas/data1.htm

is just one..

Stevo, Oct 16, 2003

3. ### Gordon Burgess-ParkerGuest

and a million Bytes to a Megabyte......

Gordon Burgess-Parker, Oct 16, 2003
4. ### °Mike°Guest

°Mike°, Oct 16, 2003
5. ### °Mike°Guest

No there isn't, there's 1,048,576.

°Mike°, Oct 16, 2003
6. ### joeGuest

In the shower, °Mike° sang:
close enough to 1 mil. for us lower computer-knoweldged peeps.

joe, Oct 16, 2003
7. ### Neil TouchetGuest

Neil Touchet, Oct 16, 2003
8. ### RichardGuest

If a bit is = to 1, and a byte is = to 8, then a megabyte is 8 times a
megabit.

Richard, Oct 17, 2003
9. ### PatrickGuest

Mb is the figure used when they are selling it to you
MB is the figure that you have when you've bought it.

(the real answer is 8)

Patrick, Oct 17, 2003
10. ### StevoGuest

No, the real answer is 42.. the OP just has to rethink the question....

Stevo, Oct 17, 2003
11. ### Petit AlexiGuest

A bit is a binary digit, there are 8 bits to a byte.

Things like eproms might be measured in Mb. (For example, pirate rom carts
for Gameboy often state the size in Mbits not MBytes.)

If you have the figure in Mega bits divide it by eight to get the figure in
Mega Bytes.

Petit Alexi, Oct 17, 2003
12. ### Jimmy DeanGuest

1 MB = 8 Mb

jd

Jimmy Dean, Oct 18, 2003

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