What’s the difference between kilobytes (KB) and megabytes (MB)?
Megabyte is a unit of information equivalent to one million bytes in decimal or 1,048,576 bytes in binary system. The unit symbol of Megabyte is MB and it has the prefix Mega. A Megabyte is equal to one thousand kilobytes in decimal and 1024 kilobytes in binary.
Kilobyte is a unit of digital memory or data equal to one thousand bytes in decimal or 1,024 bytes in binary. The unit symbol of Kilobyte is KB and it has the prefix Kilo.
A Megabyte is one thousand times bigger than a Kilobyte. It also means that a megabyte (MB) is greater than a Kilobyte (KB).
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1 MB = 1000 KB (in decimal)
1 MB = 1024 KB (in binary)
1 KB = 1000 Bytes (in decimal)
1 KB = 1024 Bytes (in binary)
1 MB = 1,000,000 Bytes (in decimal)
1 MB = 1,048,576 Bytes (in binary)