kB to Kibit → CONVERT Kilobytes to Kibibits

info 1 kB is equal to 7.8125 Kibit
Kilobyte (decimal) --to--> Kibibit (binary)

Kilobyte (kB) Versus Kibibit (Kibit) - Comparison

Kilobytes and Kibibits are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate.

Kilobytes is a "decimal" unit where as Kibibits is a "binary" unit. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. One Kibibit is equal to 1024 bits. There are 0.128 Kilobyte in one Kibibit. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name Kilobyte Kibibit
Unit Symbol kB Kib or Kibit
Standard decimal binary
Defined Value 10^3 or 1000^1 Bytes 2^10 or 1024^1 Bits
Value in Bits 8,000 1,024
Value in Bytes 1,000 128

Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit) Conversion - Formula & Steps

Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit) Conversion Image

The kB to Kibit Calculator Tool provides a convenient solution for effortlessly converting data units from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit). Let's delve into a thorough analysis of the formula and steps involved.

Outlined below is a comprehensive overview of the key attributes associated with both the source (Kilobyte) and target (Kibibit) data units.

Source Data Unit Target Data Unit
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)
Equal to 1024 bits
(Binary Unit)

The formula for converting the Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit) can be expressed as follows:

diamond CONVERSION FORMULA Kibit = kB x (8x1000) ÷ 1024

Now, let's apply the aforementioned formula and explore the manual conversion process from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit). To streamline the calculation further, we can simplify the formula for added convenience.


Kibibits = Kilobytes x (8x1000) ÷ 1024


Kibibits = Kilobytes x 8000 ÷ 1024


Kibibits = Kilobytes x 7.8125


Example : By applying the previously mentioned formula and steps, the conversion from 1 Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit) can be processed as outlined below.

  1. = 1 x (8x1000) ÷ 1024
  2. = 1 x 8000 ÷ 1024
  3. = 1 x 7.8125
  4. = 7.8125
  5. i.e. 1 kB is equal to 7.8125 Kibit.

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

You can employ the formula and steps mentioned above to convert Kilobytes to Kibibits using any of the programming language such as Java, Python, or Powershell.

Unit Definitions

What is Kilobyte ?

A Kilobyte (kB) is a decimal 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.
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What is Kibibit ?

A Kibibit (Kib or Kibit) is a binary unit of digital information that is equal to 1024 bits. It is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC) and is used to measure the amount of digital data. The prefix 'kibi' is derived from the binary number system, it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based 'kilobit' (Kb) and 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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Excel Formula to convert from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit).

  A B C
1 Kilobyte (kB) Kibibit (Kibit)  
2 1 =A2 * 7.8125  

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Python Code for Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit) Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobyte (kB) in Python.

kilobytes = int(input("Enter Kilobytes: "))
kibibits = kilobytes * 8000 / 1024
print("{} Kilobytes = {} Kibibits".format(kilobytes,kibibits))

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

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

How many Kilobytes(kB) are there in a Kibibit(Kibit)?expand_more

There are 0.128 Kilobytes in a Kibibit.

What is the formula to convert Kibibit(Kibit) to Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Use the formula kB = Kibit x 1024 / (8x1000) to convert Kibibit to Kilobyte.

How many Kibibits(Kibit) are there in a Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

There are 7.8125 Kibibits in a Kilobyte.

What is the formula to convert Kilobyte(kB) to Kibibit(Kibit)?expand_more

Use the formula Kibit = kB x (8x1000) / 1024 to convert Kilobyte to Kibibit.

Which is bigger, Kilobyte(kB) or Kibibit(Kibit)?expand_more

Kilobyte is bigger than Kibibit. One Kilobyte contains 7.8125 Kibibits.

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