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GiB to kbit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Gibibyte and Kilobit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Gibibyte is a binary standard unit where as Kilobit is decimal. One Gibibyte is equal to 1024^3 bytes. One Kilobit is equal to 1000 bits. There are 0.000000116415321826934814453125 Gibibytes in one Kilobit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Gibibyte (GiB)
Equal to 1024^3 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Kilobit (kbit)
Equal to 1000 bits
(Decimal Unit)

The formula of converting the Gibibyte to Kilobit is represented as follows :

kbit = GiB x (8x10243) / 1000

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Gibibyte is Binary where as the target unit Kilobit is Decimal. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 8x1024^3, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1000 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Gibibyte (GiB) to Kilobit (kbit). This way, we can try to simplify and reduce to an easy to apply formula.


Kilobit = Gibibyte x (8x10243) / 1000


Kilobit = Gibibyte x (8x1024x1024x1024) / 1000


Kilobit = Gibibyte x 8589934592 / 1000


Kilobit = Gibibyte x 8589934.592

Example : If we apply the above Formula and steps, conversion from 10 GiB to kbit, will be processed as below.

  1. = 10 x (8x10243) / 1000
  2. = 10 x (8x1024x1024x1024) / 1000
  3. = 10 x 8589934592 / 1000
  4. = 10 x 8589934.592
  5. = 85899345.92
  6. i.e. 10 GiB is equal to 85,899,345.92 kbit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

You can use above formula and steps to convert Gibibyte to Kilobit using any of the programming language such as Java, Python or Powershell.

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Definition : Gibibyte

A Gibibyte (GiB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes (or 8,589,934,592 bits) and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "gibi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "gigabyte" (GB). It is widely used in the field of computing as it more accurately represents the amount of data storage and data transfer in computer systems.
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Definition : Kilobit

A Kilobit (kb or kbit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bits. It is commonly used to express data transfer speeds, such as the speed of an internet connection and to measure the size of a file. In the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of Kibibit (Kibit) is used instead.
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Excel Formula to convert from GiB to kbit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Gibibyte to Kilobit.

1Gibibyte (GiB)Kilobit (kbit) 
21=A2 * 8589934.592 

Download - Excel Template for Gibibyte to Kilobit Conversion

If you want to perform bulk conversion locally in your system, then download and make use of above Excel template.

Python Code for GiB to kbit Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Gibibyte to Kilobit in Python.

gibibyte = int(input("Enter Gibibyte: "))
kilobit = gibibyte * (8*1024*1024*1024) / 1000
print("{} Gibibyte = {} Kilobit".format(gibibyte,kilobit))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Gibibyte as an input. The value of Kilobit is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.