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kB to MiB - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kilobyte and Mebibyte are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kilobyte is a decimal standard unit where as Mebibyte is binary. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. One Mebibyte is equal to 1024^2 bytes. There are 1,048.576 Kilobytes in one Mebibyte. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kilobyte (kB)
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)
Mebibyte (MiB)
Equal to 1024^2 bytes
(Binary Unit)

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

MiB = kB x 1000 / 10242

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kilobyte is Decimal where as the target unit Mebibyte is Binary. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 1000, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1024^2 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Kilobyte (kB) to Mebibyte (MiB).

  1. STEP 1 → Mebibyte = Kilobyte x 1000 / 10242
  2. STEP 2 → Mebibyte = Kilobyte x 1000 / (1024x1024)
  3. STEP 3 → Mebibyte = Kilobyte x 1000 / 1048576
  4. STEP 4 → Mebibyte = Kilobyte x 0.00095367431640625

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

  1. = 10 x 1000 / 10242
  2. = 10 x 1000 / (1024x1024)
  3. = 10 x 1000 / 1048576
  4. = 10 x 0.00095367431640625
  5. = 0.0095367431640625
  6. i.e. 10 kB is equal to 0.0095367431640625 MiB.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

You can use above formula and steps to convert Kilobyte to Mebibyte 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 : Mebibyte

A Mebibyte (MiB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,048,576 bytes (or 8,388,608 bits) and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "mebi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "megabyte" (MB). 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 MiB

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

1Kilobyte (kB)Mebibyte (MiB) 
21=A2 * 0.00095367431640625 

Download - Excel Template for Kilobyte to Mebibyte Conversion

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Python Code for kB to MiB Conversion

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

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

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