kB to KiB → CONVERT Kilobytes to Kibibytes

info 1 kB is equal to 0.9765625 KiB
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Kilobyte (decimal) --> Kibibyte (binary)

Kilobyte (kB) Versus Kibibyte (KiB) - Comparison

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

Kilobytes is a "decimal" unit where as Kibibytes is a "binary" unit. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. One Kibibyte is equal to 1024 bytes. There are 1.024 Kilobyte in one Kibibyte. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name Kilobyte Kibibyte
Unit Symbol kB KiB
Standard decimal binary
Defined Value 10^3 or 1000^1 Bytes 2^10 or 1024^1 Bytes
Value in Bits 8,000 8,192
Value in Bytes 1,000 1,024

Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB) Conversion - Formula & Steps

Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB) Conversion Image

The kB to KiB Calculator Tool provides a convenient solution for effortlessly converting data units from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB). 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 (Kibibyte) data units.

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

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

diamond CONVERSION FORMULA KiB = kB x 1000 ÷ 1024

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


Kibibytes = Kilobytes x 1000 ÷ 1024


Kibibytes = Kilobytes x 0.9765625


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

  1. = 1 x 1000 ÷ 1024
  2. = 1 x 0.9765625
  3. = 0.9765625
  4. i.e. 1 kB is equal to 0.9765625 KiB.

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

You can employ the formula and steps mentioned above to convert Kilobytes to Kibibytes 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 Kibibyte ?

A Kibibyte (KiB) is a binary 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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Excel Formula to convert from Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB).

  A B C
1 Kilobyte (kB) Kibibyte (KiB)  
2 1 =A2 * 0.9765625  

download Download - Excel Template for Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB) Conversion

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

Python Code for Kilobyte (kB) to Kibibyte (KiB) Conversion

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

kilobytes = int(input("Enter Kilobytes: "))
kibibytes = kilobytes * 0.9765625
print("{} Kilobytes = {} Kibibytes".format(kilobytes,kibibytes))

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

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

How many Kibibytes(KiB) are there in a Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

There are 0.9765625 Kibibytes in a Kilobyte.

What is the formula to convert Kilobyte(kB) to Kibibyte(KiB)?expand_more

Use the formula KiB = kB x 1000 / 1024 to convert Kilobyte to Kibibyte.

How many Kilobytes(kB) are there in a Kibibyte(KiB)?expand_more

There are 1.024 Kilobytes in a Kibibyte.

What is the formula to convert Kibibyte(KiB) to Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Use the formula kB = KiB x 1024 / 1000 to convert Kibibyte to Kilobyte.

Which is bigger, Kibibyte(KiB) or Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Kibibyte is bigger than Kilobyte. One Kibibyte contains 1.024 Kilobytes.

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