kB to Kibit Calculator - Convert Kilobytes to Kibibits

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Digital Data Units - Decimal Vs Binary

Bit UnitsByte Units
DECIMAL BINARY DECIMAL BINARY
1 Kilobit = 103 or 1000 Bits 1 Kibibit = 210 or 1024 Bits 1 Kilobyte = 103 or 1000 Bytes 1 Kibibyte = 210 or 1024 Bytes
1 Megabit = 106 or 10002 Bits1 Mebibit = 220 or 10242 Bits1 Megabyte = 106 or 10002 Bytes1 Mebibyte = 220 or 10242 Bytes
1 Gigabit = 109 or 10003 Bits1 Gibibit = 230 or 10243 Bits1 Gigabyte = 109 or 10003 Bytes1 Gibibyte = 230 or 10243 Bytes
1 Terabit = 1012 or 10004 Bits1 Tebibit = 240 or 10244 Bits1 Terabyte = 1012 or 10004 Bytes1 Tebibyte = 240 or 10244 Bytes
1 Petabit = 1015 or 10005 Bits1 Pebibit = 250 or 10245 Bits1 Petabyte = 1015 or 10005 Bytes1 Pebibyte = 250 or 10245 Bytes
1 Exabit = 1018 or 10006 Bits1 Exbibit = 260 or 10246 Bits1 Exabyte = 1018 or 10006 Bytes1 Exbibyte = 260 or 10246 Bytes
1 Zettabit = 1021 or 10007 Bits1 Zebibit = 270 or 10247 Bits1 Zettabyte = 1021 or 10007 Bytes1 Zebibyte = 270 or 10247 Bytes
1 Yottabit = 1024 or 10008 Bits1 Yobibit = 280 or 10248 Bits1 Yottabyte = 1024 or 10008 Bytes1 Yobibyte = 280 or 10248 Bytes
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kB to Kibit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kilobyte and Kibibit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kilobyte is a decimal standard unit where as Kibibit is binary. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. One Kibibit is equal to 1024 bits. There are 0.128 Kilobytes in one Kibibit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kilobyte (kB)
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)
Kibibit (Kibit)
Equal to 1024 bits
(Binary Unit)

Use the below formula to convert from Kilobyte to Kibibit.

Kibit = kB x (8x1000) / 1024

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kilobyte is Decimal where as the target unit Kibibit is Binary. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 8x1000, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1024 .

Follow below steps to convert from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibit (Kibit).

  1. STEP 1 → Kibibit = Kilobyte x (8x1000) / 1024
  2. STEP 2 → Kibibit = Kilobyte x 8000 / 1024
  3. STEP 3 → Kibibit = Kilobyte x 7.8125

Example : Detailed conversion steps from 10 kB to Kibit, will look like below.

  1. = 10 x (8x1000) / 1024
  2. = 10 x 8000 / 1024
  3. = 10 x 7.8125
  4. = 78.125
  5. i.e. 10 kB is equal to 78.125 Kibit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

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

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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.
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Definition : Kibibit

A Kibibit (Kib or Kibit) is a 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 kB to Kibit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Kilobyte to Kibibit.

 ABC
1Kilobyte (kB)Kibibit (Kibit) 
21=A2 * 7.8125 
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Download - Excel Template for Kilobyte to Kibibit Conversion

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

Python Code for kB to Kibit Conversion

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

kilobyte = int(input("Enter Kilobyte: "))
kibibit = kilobyte * (8*1000) / 1024
print("{} Kilobyte = {} Kibibit".format(kilobyte,kibibit))

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