Convert byte to megabyte - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert byte to megabyte

More information from the unit converter

How many byte in 1 megabyte?
The answer is 1048576.
We assume you are converting between byte and megabyte.
You can view more details on each measurement unit:
byte or
megabyte
The main non-SI unit for computer data storage is the byte.
1 byte is equal to 9.5367431640625E-7 megabyte.
Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results.
Use this page to learn how to convert between bytes and megabytes.
Type in your own numbers in the form to convert the units!

Want other units?

You can do the reverse unit conversion from
megabyte to byte, or enter any two units below:

A byte is the basic unit of measurement of information storage in computer science. In many computer architectures it is a unit of memory addressing, consisting of 8 bits.

Since computer memory comes in base two rather than 10, a large portion of the software and computer industry use binary estimates of the SI-prefixed quantities, while producers of computer storage devices prefer the SI values. This is why a computer hard drive advertised with a "100 GB" decimal storage capacity actually contains no more than 93 GB of 8-bit (power of 2) addressable storage.

Definition: Megabyte

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 2^{20} bytes. However, most people have requested the more common usage, so the non-SI version is used on this site.

Metric conversions and more

ConvertUnits.com provides an online conversion calculator for all types of measurement units. You can find metric conversion tables for SI units, as well as English units, currency, and other data. Type in unit symbols, abbreviations, or full names for units of length, area, mass, pressure, and other types. Examples include mm, inch, 70 kg, 150 lbs, US fluid ounce, 6'3", 10 stone 4, cubic cm, metres squared, grams, moles, feet per second, and many more!