How many MB is 500 GB

Memory sizes

Information is processed and stored in the computer. For saving, it is also important to know how much space (storage capacity) a text or image requires. As with many other things, you have to be able to measure the size of information. Lengths are measured in kilometers, meters, etc., and time in hours, minutes and seconds. And information ...

1 bitThe smallest information unit ever. Shown in symbols as 0 or 1. In reality, for example, a current pulse in the PC
1 byte = 8 bitsOne character in a text requires 1 byte of storage space
1 KB = 1 kilobyteapprox. 1000 characters (exactly 1024 bytes)
1 MB = 1 megabyteapprox. 1 million characters (exactly 1024 KB = 1,048,576 bytes)
1 GB = 1 gigabyteapprox. 1 billion characters (exactly 1024 MB = 1,073,741,824 bytes)
1 TB = 1 terabyteapprox. 1 billion characters (exactly 1024 GB = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes)

A few examples of memory sizes and storage space:

A small calculation example:


a letter, punctuation mark, or space
with 40 lines and 50 characters per line, no pictures




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