Bytes Converter Tool

Bytes Converter Tool

Convert Bits, Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes and so on

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What is a byte converter?

Bytes are basic and physical unit of information in computing and digital communications.

A byte is made up of eight bits, or in other words, one bit is equal to 0.125 bytes and file size as you know is the measurement of how much material a file or document contains or how much space it will acquire. The memory these files occupy is written in the unit of measure which is also known as a byte.

Bytes Converter let you convert Bits, Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes and so on. Set the number and choose wich unit convert.

Bits & Bytes: how it all started?

1725 started with the invention of punch cards which used to store information even before computers existed. Punch cards are pieces of paper which encode bits by presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.

Vannevar Bush wrote about "bits of information" that could be stored on the punched cards used in the mechanical computers in 1936.

The word “bit” was used for the first time by Claude E. Shan-non in his seminal paper “A Mathematical Theory of Communication.” He credited its origin to John W. Tukey, who had written a Bell Labs memo in 1947 in which he contracted binary digit to simply "bit".

In 1956 the term byte was coined by Werner Buchholz in during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer.

Earlier, byte was described as a 4-bit or 6-bit chunk of information. Later on, byte was standardized as 8-bit in-formation with the introduction of System 360 by IBM.

A 4-bit information chunk is described as a 'Nibble' now.

Data measurement Units

Unit Abbrevietion Decimal value Binary value Decimal size
bit b 0 or 1 0 or 1 1/8 of a byte
byte B 8 bits 8 bits 1 byte
kilobyte KB 1001 bytes 1001 bytes 1.000 bytes
megabyte MB 10002 bytes 10002 bytes 1.000.000 bytes
gigabyte GB 10003 bytes 10003 bytes bytes
terabyte TB 10004 bytes 10004 bytes bytes
petabyte PB 10005 bytes 10005 bytes bytes
exabyte EB 10006 bytes 10006 bytes bytes
zettabyte ZB 10007 bytes 10007 bytes bytes
yottabyte YB 10008 bytes 10008 bytes bytes

References and resources

Bit - From Wikipedia

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