Computer Calculators

Convert KB To MB

This is an online tool that converts KiloBytes to Megabytes.

Kilobyte to Megabyte Converter

1 KB = 1024 B

Amount

KB
MB
Decimal amount
3

Table of contents

How many MegaBytes are in a MegaByte
There is a difference between KB and MB.
How do you convert KiloBytes into MegaBytes?
KB to MB conversion table

How many MegaBytes are in a MegaByte

There are two different definitions of the megabyte. One is the binary definition, which means precisely 1024 megabytes in a megabyte. This is what you would learn in computer science class. It is the most popular definition that most developers (e.g., Windows) use. Other definitions state that there are 1000 megabytes in one megabyte. It is the International System of Units definition. Despite being widely used in central organizations across the globe, it has yet to be widely recognized despite its decades-long existence.
The confusion was so widespread that International Electrotechnical Commission proposed a new measure: the Mebibyte (symbol: MiB). This replaces the binary MB definition. This metric is only used in very specific areas, such as the development of computer driver software. Our KB-to-MB converter supports both standards.
Each definition has its pros and cons. The SI one is more straightforward to compute, and it is compatible with other measurement units, such as kilograms, kilometers, etc. Binary is more suitable for computer storage or memory because it results in round numbers, e.g., There isn't 512 MB of RAM (SI), but there is 512 MB (binary or MiB) RAM.

There is a difference between KB and MB.

Different situations may require you to convert KB to MB. Let's say you have a system with many files. Each file is approximately 512KB. You want to know how many MB it will take to fit 100,000 files. If you use the SI system, you will need precisely 51,000 MB storage.
Many storage systems will be labeled according to the SI convention for megabytes. A 700MB CD with 700,000 SI Kilobytes will contain 700,000,000 Bytes. These are equivalent to 667.572MB (683593.75KB) in binary convention, which your OS uses to display file sizes. Before you buy any data storage, it is crucial to understand the different metric systems to avoid getting left behind. The difference in the gigabyte range is 10%.

How do you convert KiloBytes into MegaBytes?

Divide 1000 if you use the SI convention and 1024 if you use the binary convention to convert between KB or MB. This shows the utility of the SI convention. You can shift the decimal position three places to the left. However, calculators such as ours are rarely of significant benefit.

KB to MB conversion table

KB (binary, also KiB) MB (binary, also MiB)
4 KB 0.003906 MB
8 KB 0.007813 MB
16 KB 0.015625 MB
32 KB 0.031250 MB
64 KB 0.062500 MB
128 KB 0.125000 MB
256 KB 0.25 MB
512 KB 0.50 MB
1,024 KB 1 MB
2,048 KB 2 MB
4,096 KB 4 MB
8,192 KB 8 MB
16,384 KB 16 MB
32,768 KB 32 MB
65,536 KB 64 MB
131,072 KB 128 MB
262,144 KB 256 MB
524,288 KB 512 MB
KB (SI) MB (SI)
4 KB 0.004000 MB
8 KB 0.008000 MB
16 KB 0.016000 MB
32 KB 0.032000 MB
64 KB 0.064000 MB
128 KB 0.128000 MB
256 KB 0.256000 MB
512 KB 0.512000 MB
1,024 KB 1.024000 MB
2,048 KB 2.048000 MB
4,096 KB 4.096000 MB
8,192 KB 8.192000 MB
16,384 KB 16.384000 MB
32,768 KB 32.768000 MB
65,536 KB 65.536000 MB
131,072 KB 131.072000 MB
262,144 KB 262.144000 MB
524,288 KB 524.288000 MB

Parmis Kazemi
Article author
Parmis Kazemi
Parmis is a content creator who has a passion for writing and creating new things. She is also highly interested in tech and enjoys learning new things.

Convert KB To MB English
Published: Fri Jan 28 2022
In category Computer calculators
Add Convert KB To MB to your own website