Enter the value in Megabit and the tool will provide the Megabyte equivalent

**Notation**

- Megabyte is written as Mbyte or MB
- Megabit is written as Mbit or Mb

*Note the small ‘ b‘ stands for bit while uppercase ‘B‘ stands for byte. *

**How many Megabytes in a Megabit?**

- 1 Megabyte = 8 Mbit
- 1 Mb = 1/8 MB

or there are 0.125 Megabytes in 1 Megabit.

**How many Megabits in a Megabyte?**

- 1 MB = 8 Mb

or there are 8 Megabits in 1 Megabyte.

**Background**

Mega denotes 1,000,000 = 10^{6 }or 1 million. It’s a unit that’s used mostly in technology. Examples of use are MegaSamples (MS) and Megahertz (MHz). *Mega is also used to denote a very large quantity or something huge and in this case it doesn’t have an exact mathematical value ascribed to it. *

The unit **Megabit** (Mb) is equivalent to 1000000 bits.

The unit **Megabyte** (MB) is equivalent to 1000000 bytes which in turn is equivalent to 8000000 bits.

Understanding the difference between megabits (Mb) and Megabytes (MB) is important when it comes to downloading files and understanding your internet connection speed.

**File size is typically measured in Megabytes, whereas internet speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps).**

In general, **Megayte** is used to specify the amount of computer storage. It was very popular for RAM and SD Card storage about 10 years. My camera SD storage cards were 64 MB for instance. In 2023 however it’s difficult to find anything that small. SD card specifications are typically in the Gigabytes and now **Terabytes**.

**Megabit is typically not used for storage**. Instead it is used mostly in the area of data communication as a unit of speed, transfer rate, bandwidth or throughput (alternative terms for the same thing).

Megabits per second is used by Internet Service Providers to specify the speed of a broadband connection. It is also used by Network Equipment Manufacturers of gear such as access points and routers. A Wi-Fi access point for example can provide

Read more about the difference between MBps and Mbps.

**Frequently Asked Questions**

**Is 1 Mb smaller than 1 MB?**

Yes, 1 Mb (Megabit) is smaller than 1 MB (Megabyte) – in fact it is eight times smaller.

**How to convert Mb to MB?**

Divide the number of Mb by 8 to get the MB equivalent. So for instance, 8000 Mb is divided by 8 to give 1000 MB. Alternatively, use the calculator on this page.

**Related Calculators**

- Megabyte to Byte
- Megabyte to Kilobyte
- Megabyte to Gigabyte
- Megabyte to Bit
- Megabyte to Kilobit
- Megabyte to Gigabit

A single page view of all the above Megabyte conversions.

**Applications**

- A conversion between Megabit and Megabyte is used to find the time it takes to transfer a file over the internet. Network speeds are typically multiples of 10 Mbps.
- In this post we discuss Gigabit transfer speeds and provide information on practical considerations.