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MiB to Mbit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Mebibyte and Megabit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Mebibyte is a binary standard unit where as Megabit is decimal. One Mebibyte is equal to 1024^2 bytes. One Megabit is equal to 1000^2 bits. There are 0.11920928955078125 Mebibytes in one Megabit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Mebibyte (MiB)
Equal to 1024^2 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Megabit (Mbit)
Equal to 1000^2 bits
(Decimal Unit)

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

Mbit = MiB x (8x10242) / 10002

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Mebibyte is Binary where as the target unit Megabit is Decimal. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 8x1024^2, 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 Mebibyte (MiB) to Megabit (Mbit). This way, we can try to simplify and reduce to an easy to apply formula.


Megabit = Mebibyte x (8x10242) / 10002


Megabit = Mebibyte x (8x1024x1024) / (1000x1000)


Megabit = Mebibyte x 8388608 / 1000000


Megabit = Mebibyte x 8.388608

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

  1. = 10 x (8x10242) / 10002
  2. = 10 x (8x1024x1024) / (1000x1000)
  3. = 10 x 8388608 / 1000000
  4. = 10 x 8.388608
  5. = 83.88608
  6. i.e. 10 MiB is equal to 83.88608 Mbit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

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

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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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Definition : Megabit

A Megabit (Mb or Mbit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000,000 bits and it is commonly used to express data transfer speeds, such as the speed of an internet connection and to measure the size of a file. In the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of mebibit (Mibit) is used instead.
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Excel Formula to convert from MiB to Mbit

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

1Mebibyte (MiB)Megabit (Mbit) 
21=A2 * 8.388608 

Download - Excel Template for Mebibyte to Megabit Conversion

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

Python Code for MiB to Mbit Conversion

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

mebibyte = int(input("Enter Mebibyte: "))
megabit = mebibyte * (8*1024*1024) / (1000*1000)
print("{} Mebibyte = {} Megabit".format(mebibyte,megabit))

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