Kilobyte vs. Megabyte

Kilobyte vs. Megabyte

Kilobytes and megabytes are units of computer data storage. They indicate the amount of digital information that can be stored on a device.

A kilobyte is a unit of computer data storage equal to 1,024 (or 210) bytes. Byte is short for binary term, a unit of storage capable of holding a single character. A megabyte is a unit of computer data storage equal to 1,048,576 (or 220) bytes.

The two terms are just two different magnitudes of the same unit. Often, they are used to refer to the speed of a computer, such as downloading at a rate of 1.9 megabytes per second.

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