MB to Mbit Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between MegaBytes and MegaBits (MB to mbit).
How many MegaBits equal one MegaByte?
In the binary definition of the megabyte as 220 bytes 8.3886 megabits equal 1 megabyte. Using the decimal definition, adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in which a megabyte is 106 bytes exactly 8 megabits equal one megabyte.
While both definitions use 8-bit bytes, both use the same term - megabyte, and same symbol - MB, to describe different quantities of bytes. There is no wrong or right, though the binary definition is more widespread, while the decimal one is adopted by more organizations like the IEE, IEC, NIST, ISO. Make sure you know which definition of the megabyte you need to use in your particular situation, and simply flip the SI switch to the right position in our MB to mbit converter above.
Difference between MB and Mbit
The major difference is in the amount of information (data) each unit represents, with the megabyte representing significantly more data (~8 times more) than the megabit, depending on the definition of the MB you use. The second difference is in application: where MB are mostly used when talking about data stored on a drive or in computer memory, the mbit is used to describe bandwidth - the capacity of a connection to transfer a given amount of data in a given slice of time. It is wrongly called "internet speed" in common language.
How to convert MegaBytes to MegaBits
To convert from megabytes to megabits under the SI convention you simply multiply by 8. In the binary convention you multiply by 8.388608. Both operations are not easy to do in your mind, so having a converter handy is recommended, especially if more than one calculation is needed.
An alternative calculation route is to convert one of the metrics to bits, for example the megabits, and then, using your chosen MB convention, to convert the bits to MBs. More examples and a conversion table are below for your convenience.
MB to Mbits conversion example
Sample task: convert 32 megabytes to megabits (binary, also MiB to Mbits). Solution:
MB * 8.388608 = Mbits
32 MB * 8.3886 = 268.435456 Mbits
32 MB is equal to 268.435456 Mbits
Sample task: convert 32 megabytes to megabits (SI). Solution:
MB * 8 = Mbits
32 MB * 8 = 256 Mbits
32 MB is equal to 256 Mbits
MB to Mbit conversion table
|MB (binary, also MiB)||Mbits|
|4 MB||33.554432 Mbits|
|8 MB||67.108864 Mbits|
|16 MB||134.217728 Mbits|
|32 MB||268.435456 Mbits|
|64 MB||536.870912 Mbits|
|128 MB||1,073.741824 Mbits|
|256 MB||2,147.483648 Mbits|
|512 MB||4,294.967296 Mbits|
|1,024 MB||8,589.934592 Mbits|
|2,048 MB||17,179.869184 Mbits|
|4,096 MB||34,359.738368 Mbits|
|8,192 MB||68,719.476736 Mbits|
|16,384 MB||137,438.953472 Mbits|
|32,768 MB||274,877.906944 Mbits|
|65,536 MB||549,755.813888 Mbits|
|131,072 MB||1,099,511.627776 Mbits|
|262,144 MB||2,199,023.255552 Mbits|
|524,288 MB||4,398,046.511104 Mbits|
|4 MB||32 Mbits|
|8 MB||64 Mbits|
|16 MB||128 Mbits|
|32 MB||256 Mbits|
|64 MB||512 Mbits|
|128 MB||1,024 Mbits|
|256 MB||2,048 Mbits|
|512 MB||4,096 Mbits|
|1,024 MB||8,192 Mbits|
|2,048 MB||16,384 Mbits|
|4,096 MB||32,768 Mbits|
|8,192 MB||65,536 Mbits|
|16,384 MB||131,072 Mbits|
|32,768 MB||262,144 Mbits|
|65,536 MB||524,288 Mbits|
|131,072 MB||1,048,576 Mbits|
|262,144 MB||2,097,152 Mbits|
|524,288 MB||4,194,304 Mbits|
 IEC 60027-2, Second edition, 2000-11, Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology - Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.
 IEC 80000-13:2008, Quantities and units, Part 13: Information science and technology
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Georgiev G.Z., "MegaBytes to MegaBits Converter", [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/converters/convert-mb-to-mbit.php URL [Accessed Date: 13 Jul, 2020].