# Kibibyte to Kilobyte - 500 KiB to kB Conversion

## Conversion History (Last 6)

Input Kibibyte - and press Enter
KiB

RESULT ( Kibibyte → Kilobyte ) :
500 KiB = 512 kB
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Calculated as → 500 x 1024 / 1000...view detailed steps

## KiB to kB - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kibibyte and Kilobyte are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kibibyte is a binary standard unit where as Kilobyte is decimal. One Kibibyte is equal to 1024 bytes. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. There are 0.9765625 Kibibytes in one Kilobyte.

Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kibibyte (KiB)
Equal to 1024 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Kilobyte (kB)
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)

The formula of converting the Kibibyte to Kilobyte is represented as follows :

kB = KiB x 1024 / 1000

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kibibyte is Binary where as the target unit Kilobyte is Decimal. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 1024, 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 Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB). This way, we can try to simplify and reduce to an easy to apply formula.

FORMULA

Kilobyte = Kibibyte x 1024 / 1000

STEP 1

Kilobyte = Kibibyte x 1.024

If we apply the above Formula and steps, conversion from 500 KiB to kB, will be processed as below.

1. = 500 x 1024 / 1000
2. = 500 x 1.024
3. = 512
4. i.e. 500 KiB is equal to 512 kB.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

#### Definition : Kibibyte

A Kibibyte (KiB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1024 bytes (or 8,192 bits) and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "kibi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "kilobyte" (KB). 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.

#### Definition : Kilobyte

A Kilobyte (kB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bytes (or 8,000 bits) and commonly used to express the size of a file or the amount of memory used by a program. It is also used to express data transfer speeds and in the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of kibibyte (KiB) is used instead.

### Excel Formula to convert from KiB to kB

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 500 Kibibyte to Kilobyte.

ABC
1Kibibyte (KiB)Kilobyte (kB)
2500=A2 * 1.024
3

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

### Python Code for KiB to kB Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Kibibyte to Kilobyte in Python.

kibibyte = int(input("Enter Kibibyte: "))
kilobyte = kibibyte * 1024 / 1000
print("{} Kibibyte = {} Kilobyte".format(kibibyte,kilobyte))

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