# How many bytes in a megabyte?

At one time, the words "byte" and "kilobyte"used much more often than in our days, because before the files were much smaller. However, the question of how many bytes in a megabyte any user of a PC can ask today, especially if he downloaded a lot of information and then wondered why so quickly the hard disk space ended. From our article you will learn how many bytes are contained in one megabyte.

## How many bytes in 1 megabyte

In today's world, the amount of information grows ason yeast, in connection with which there is a constant increase in memory on flash drives, hard disks and other storage media. For the convenience of understanding the units of measurement, let us cite the following list:

- 1 kilobyte contains 1024 bytes.
- 1 megabyte contains 1024 kilobytes or 1048576 B (bytes), that is 1 million 48 thousand 576 bytes.
- 1 gigabyte contains 1024 megabytes or 1048576 KB (kilobytes). In bytes, gigabytes can be expressed in a fantastic number: 1 GB = 1073741824 B or 1 billion 73 million 741 thousand 824 bytes!

So, we got the answer to the main question of ourarticles: one megabyte contains 1048576 bytes of information. An impressive figure, but how much is it really? Let's just say: more than enough for most text documents, it's enough to save medium-sized photos in the computer memory and just a little for various applications and games, which sometimes do not even have a gigabyte.

Perhaps you might also be wondering whynamely 1024 bytes are contained in one kilobyte, and, for example, not 1000. The thing is that in computer terminology numbers are represented differently, and here there is a decimal not a binary number system. For example, 1 kilobyte is 2 in the tenth power of a byte, which is, respectively, 1024.

If you are interested in this subject, you will also be useful to read our other articles on information, in particular how many megabytes are in gigabyte.