Bytes - Bits Conversion
Convert between bytes and bits (B and b) using this data storage conversion tool. This converter is part of the full data storage converter. Simply choose whether you want to convert bytes to bits or bits to bytes, enter a value and click the 'convert' button. Default rounding is set to a maximum of 14 decimal places.
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How to convert bits to bytes
You may be wondering how many bytes there are in x bits.
To convert from bits to bytes multiply your x figure by 0.125.
How to convert bytes to bits
Alternatively, you may want to know how many bits there are in x bytes.
To convert from bytes to bits multiply your x figure by 8.
As part of your answer checking process, select the appropriate unit from each 'select' box in the converter tool at the top of the page, enter your figure (x) into the 'value to convert' box and click the 'Convert!' button.
What is a bit?
You might not be aware that the term "bit" is actually a shorter version of the phrase binary digit. A bit is the simplest unit of data storage and its value can represent a 0 or a 1 at any give time. Every other form of computing measurement is based off of the humble (and yet very important) bit.
What is a byte?
It is common for confusion to arise between bytes and bits. A byte represents eight unique bits of information. Each bit will be assigned a value of a 0 or a 1. This entire group of bits will then act as a packet of data. Examples here can be a letter, a number or a symbol such as a question mark. Bytes can be thought of as the "DNA" that is used to form larger strings of data and eventually, entire programs. It is important to keep in mind that unlike the diminutive bit, the byte is used to explain larger numbers.