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’ 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 10^{6 }or 1 million. It’s a unit that’s used mostly in technology. Other examples are MegaSamples (MS), Megahertz (MHz).

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.

**MB** 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.

These days however it’s difficult to find anything that small with SD card specifications 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 ISPs and Network Equipment Manufacturers.

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 or 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.

**Megabit to Megabyte Table**