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KiB to MB - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kibibyte and Megabyte are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kibibyte is a binary standard unit where as Megabyte is decimal. One Kibibyte is equal to 1024 bytes. One Megabyte is equal to 1000^2 bytes. There are 976.5625 Kibibytes in one Megabyte. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kibibyte (KiB)
Equal to 1024 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Megabyte (MB)
Equal to 1000^2 bytes
(Decimal Unit)

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

MB = KiB x 1024 / 10002

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kibibyte is Binary where as the target unit Megabyte 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 1000^2 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Kibibyte (KiB) to Megabyte (MB).

  1. STEP 1 → Megabyte = Kibibyte x 1024 / 10002
  2. STEP 2 → Megabyte = Kibibyte x 1024 / (1000x1000)
  3. STEP 3 → Megabyte = Kibibyte x 1024 / 1000000
  4. STEP 4 → Megabyte = Kibibyte x 0.001024

Example : If we apply the above steps, conversion from 10 KiB to MB, will be processed as below.

  1. = 10 x 1024 / 10002
  2. = 10 x 1024 / (1000x1000)
  3. = 10 x 1024 / 1000000
  4. = 10 x 0.001024
  5. = 0.01024
  6. i.e. 10 KiB is equal to 0.01024 MB.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

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

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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.
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Definition : Megabyte

A Megabyte (MB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000,000 bytes (or 8,000,000 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 mebibyte (MiB) is used instead.
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Excel Formula to convert from KiB to MB

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Kibibyte to Megabyte.

1Kibibyte (KiB)Megabyte (MB) 
21=A2 * 0.001024 

Download - Excel Template for Kibibyte to Megabyte Conversion

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 MB Conversion

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

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

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