Thursday, 13 October 2016

What is Megabyte (MB) and a Megabit (Mb)

This is how your internet speed is measured in Megabit (Mb)


The difference between a Megabyte (used for file size) and a Megabit (used for download speeds). People often assume that a download speed of 1 Megabit per second (1 Mbps) will allow them to download a 1 Megabyte file in one second. This is not the case, a Megabit is 1/8 as big as a Megabyte, meaning that to download a 1MB file in 1 second you would need a connection of 8Mbps. The difference between a Gigabyte (GB) and a Gigabit (Gb) is the same, with a Gigabyte being 8 times larger than a Gigabit.

You can use Google's MB/Mb converter to calculate time required to download a file.

source: opensignal.com

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