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# Data Storage Conversion Calculator

Convert data storage amounts to allow visability of transposed data values for purchasing associated equipment / compatibility etc.

 Value to Convert: From: bit (b)byte (B)kilobyte (kB)megabyte (MB)gigabyte (GB)terabyte (TB)petabyte (PB) To: bit (b)byte (B)kilobyte (kB)megabyte (MB)gigabyte (GB)terabyte (TB)petabyte (PB) ## A Quick Guide to Convert Different Data Types Using a Data Storage Conversion Calculator

Data storage or computer storage or memory is a device or a technology that is used for organizing, maintaining, and managing digital data. You can either store the information permanently or temporarily. The data storage volume is usually quoted in the base -10. However, in computer science, base-2 units are considered to be more convenient. Thus, we get two very similar sets of units where the first one is based on multiples of 1000 while the other one is based on multiples of 1024.

If you are familiar with the technology, you will know the difference between different types of data storage units. If you want to know more, the above-provided interface will be a guide for you.

Welcome to our online data storage conversion calculator where you can convert great numbers of numerous data units such as byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, etc. you can even calculate binary and decimal multiples of bytes with the help of this online interface and it is very easy to use. In order to start your specific conversion operation, please, enter the number of data, its specific unit and go to the corresponding conversion type.

Now that you understand how easy it is for you to proceed with the conversion operation, let us understand what is data and the different types of data units.

## How do we define data?

Data is also known as information that is stored in the form of symbols which can be read by humans or digital devices. In computer and information technology, you will require data to perform any operation. There are numerous data units (in which any data is stored) depending on the size of the given data.

## Different types of data storage

The storage hierarchy of a data is as follows-

• Primary storage
• Secondary storage
• Offline storage
• Tertiary storage

## Different types of storage devices and media

• Optical (CDs, DVDs, Ultra-Density optical disks, Blu-ray, etc.)
• Semiconductor (SSDs, HDDs, etc.)
• Magnetic (debit card, credit card, student ID, microchips, etc.)
• Paper (telegram, newspaper, etc.)

## Different types of data units

### Bit [b]

The basic unit of digital information storage is known as a Bit. Every single bit holds one of the two answers of a given question: 0 or 1, on or off, yes or no.

### Byte [B]

A byte is a unit of data that is used in computer engineering. In major cases, the value of 1 byte is equal to 8 bits, however, the size of a byte may vary depending on the computing language or the machine.

### Character [char]

In digital data storage, the value of one character is equal to 1 byte or 8 bits.

### Gigibyte [Gib]

Prefixed by a standards-based multiplier gibi (Gi), it is a multiple of the byte.

### Gigabyte [GB]

It is a unit of digital information storage whose value is equal to 1048576 kilobytes, 1024 megabytes, or 1073741824 bytes.

### Kilobyte [kB]

It is also a unit of digital information storage whose value is equal to 1024 bytes.

### Megabyte [MB]

Being the most widely used unit of digital data storage, its value is equal to 1024 kilobytes.

### Nibble [nibble]

The nibble (also referred to as nyble or even nybble in order to stimulate the spelling of byte) is half an octet (octet is also known as 8 bits) or a four-bit aggregation.

### Petabyte [PB]

This unit is not generally used but is an important part of digital data storage and is equal to 1024 terabytes or 1048576 gigabytes.

### Terabyte [TB]

This is one of the most generally used units of digital data storage whose value is equal to 1024 gigabytes or 1048576 megabytes.

### Word [word]

In the world of digital data storage, one word equals 2 bytes or 16 bits.

Conversion table (Bits reference)
UnitSymbolBits
bitb1
kilobitkb1024=210
megabitMb220
gigabitGb230
terabitTb240
petabitPb250
exabitEb260
zettabitZb270
yottabitYb280
nibble-4=22
byteB8=23
Conversion table (bytes reference)
UnitSymbolBytes
byteB1
kilobytekB1024=210
megabyteMB220
gigabyteGB230
terabyteTB240
petabytePB250
exabyteEB260
zettabyteZB270
yottabyteYB280
nibble-0.5=1/2
bitb0.125=1/8

Converting data into a different type of unit is a very difficult task. You need to be fast and accurate in calculations to get an exact answer. Every time you convert a higher unit into a smaller unit, you have to multiply it with 1024 generally (in case of bits, you have to multiply it with 8). While converting a smaller unit to a larger one, you have to divide it by 1024 in most of the cases.

With the help of this online data storage conversion calculator, you can convert different units of data in order to get the knowledge of each data unit very easily without putting much effort and time i.e., you can use this calculator to know how many megabytes are there in a terabyte or anything else. For this, you need to enter the input unit and the output unit as well that you want to convert to.

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