This is a question that many people ask themselves, so here we will show you, what is bigger a Mega or a Giga. It is important to know the answer because we are talking about units of measurement in technology. When buying any electronic device, such as a computer, cell phone, even small SD memories that we can use to expand the memory of our phone, we need to know its Storage capacity.
If you feel a little confused on the subject, don’t worry, at TecVideos we are here to help you. We will explain in a simple way the difference between a Mega and a Giga, in addition to giving you a little information about the other storage units that exist.
Let’s first clarify the difference between these two units, since they are very similar and people tend to confuse them, or think that they are the same. First of all, a megabyte (Mb) is a unit that measures computer information in bits (b) and its value is 1 or 0.
On the other hand, the value of a Megabyte (MB) is the equivalent of 8 bit.
To better understand its value, we show it to you like this:
- Unit name: Megabyte/Megabyte.
- Letter for abbreviation: b / B.
- Equivalence: 1 or 0 / 8 bits.
That is, a Megabite is equivalent to 1 million bytes. And a Megabyte is equal to 8 million bits. Now that you know the difference and the equivalence of values, we tell you because it is important to know. For example, if you want to know the speed of your internetthis is measured at MBwhile if you want to know the capacity of storage of your hard driveis measured in MB.
In computing, the Gigabyte measurement unit is used to know the memory capacity of a hard drive, CD, USB memory, SD memory, among others. One gigabyte is equal to 1,024 Megabytes, or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
So both Megabytes and Gigabytes are used to measure the amount of storage on a drive.
If you have come this far, but it is still a bit difficult for you to understand the values of each unit, don’t worry, we will explain these units of measurement in a simpler way. One GB can store a total of 1,000 more data than One MB. It means that Gigabyte is bigger than Megabyte.
But the MB and GB are not the only units of storage measurement. Next, we show you the equivalence of each:
- Unit: bytes.
- abbreviation: b.
- equivalence: 8 bits.
- byte: 1 Byte.
- Unit: Kilobyte.
- abbreviation: KB.
- equivalence: 1024 bytes
- bytes: 1024 bytes.
- Unit: megabyte.
- abbreviation: MB.
- equivalence: 1024 KB.
- bytes: 1048576 bytes.
- Unit: gigabyte.
- Abbreviation: GB.
- equivalence: 1024 MB.
- bytes: 1 073 741 824 bytes
- Unit: terabyte.
- Abbreviation: TB.
- equivalence: 1024 GB.
- bytes: 1,099,511,627,776 bytes.
There are even larger units, in the following table you can see them:
- Petabyte / PB / 1,024 TB / 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes.
- Exabyte / EB /1024 PB /1 52 921 504 606 846 976 bytes.
- Zetabyte / ZB / 1024EB / 1 810 591 620 717 411 303 424 bytes.
- Yottabyte / YB /1024 ZB /1 208 925 819 614 629 174 706 176 bytes.
- Brontobyte /BB / 1024 YB /1 237 440 039 285 380 274 899 124 224 bytes.
- geopbyte /GB /1024BB /1 267 650 600 228 229 401 496 703 205 376 bytes.
Knowing the equivalent of all these units will be useful when buying a computer, smartphone, tablet or any other unit where you will store files because depending on the use you plan to give it, or things you want to download on it (games, programs , videos, music, etc.) You will need one with more storage.
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Now you have everything you need to choose the device or drive with the best storage capacity. Bits, bytes, megabytes, gigabytes, etc. may be a bit difficult to understand, but with a little patience you can get the hang of it. After all, being aware of these computer operations is necessary in today’s world, where technology continues to advance at great strides.