The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. Its recommended unit symbol is MB. Megabyte expresses 1.000.000 bytes which are equal to the 10^6 bytes in the International System of Units or SI. We can also call it 1 million bytes.

MegaByte To Other Digital Speed Units

Megabyte can be compared against other digital sizes and speed units like a bit, byte, kilobyte, gigabyte, terabyte, and that are given below.

1 MegaByte (MB) = Bit (b)
1 MegaByte (MB) = 1.000.000 Byte (B)
1 MegaByte (MB) = 1.000 KiloByte (KB)
1 MegaByte (MB) = 0.001 GigaByte (GB)
1 MegaByte (MB) = 0.000001 TeraByte (TB)

Different cases can be used for megabyte sizes. To understand the size of a single or multiple megabytes, take a look at the below examples.

> 1-megapixel bitmap image with 256 colors can be stored in 1 MB storage.
> A single floppy disk can store 1.44 MB of data.
> 10 million pixels of regular photos can be stored in 2-3 MB storage.
> A CD can store 700 MBs of information.
> 4 megapixel JPEG image with normal compression can be stored in 1 MB storage.
> 1 minute-long MP3 can be stored in 1 MB storage.
> 6 seconds of uncompressed CD audio can be stored in 1 MB storage.
> A book with 500 pages and 2000 characters per page can be stored in 1 MB storage.
> The human genome DNS can be stored in 800 MB storage.
> The average email attachment is about 1 MB.
> 3 Minutes of web browsing will require 1 MB of internet download, quota, or usage.
> 30 Whatsup messages will require 1 MB of internet download, quota, or usage.
> 1-minute video at 30 fps, 1080p, or HD can be stored in 60 MBs.

MB size of various types of data and its downloading time for different internet speeds are given below.

What are the MegaByte usage areas?

As MB is general digital storage and speed unit, it is used to signify different hardware and software sizes, capabilities, and speeds today. Below are the MB Usage Areas.

> Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
> Solid State Drive (SSD)
> USB Flash Disk
> Memory Card
> CPU Register
> CD Disk
> DVD Disk
> File and Directory Size
> Phone Memory
> Digital Camera
> Email Attachment Size
> Internet Speeds
> Download Size
> Upload Size
> Application Size
> Video Size
> Audio File Size
> Compressed file Size

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