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What is the difference between MB and GB?

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F. Daniel

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Answered Jul 15, 2019

MB and GB are the short forms of Megabyte and Gigabyte. They are used as the basis for measurement, transmission, and storage of data. The first thing that needs to be explained is the word 'Byte'. A byte is a sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer. The smallest unit for representing data on the computer is known as a bit, and each byte contains 8 bits. A kilobyte contains 1024 bytes, a megabyte contains 1024 kilobytes and a gigabyte contains 1024 megabytes.

MB and GB are the short forms of Megabyte and Gigabyte. They are used as the basis for measurement,
Megabyte is used to measure the rate of data that will be transmitted and stored. A megabyte literally means one million bytes and it shows that one million bytes of data can be transmitted at once or has the total capacity that can store one million bytes. Gigabyte means one billion bytes, which means one billion bytes can be transmitted and stored at once.

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