Full name: megabyte
Plural form: megabytes
Category type: computer data storage
Scale factor: 1048576
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A megabyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to 1,048,576 bytes. The official SI definition uses the "mebibyte" or MiB unit to represent 220 bytes. However, most people have requested the more common usage, so the non-SI version is used on this site.