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How many MB are in 1 GB?

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There are 1,024 MB (megabytes) in a GB (gigabyte). All storage medium is measured in bytes, with a megabyte being 1,024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 bytes.

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A gigabyte of space is capable of holding about 894,784 pages of plain text consisting of 1,200 characters per page. This is equal to about 4,473 books or 640 web pages, with each webpage taking on average 1.6 MB of space. A gigabyte can also hold about 341 digital pictures of 3 MB file sizes each or 256 4 MB audio files. These capacity amounts are calculated by dividing the total capacity of the storage space by the average size of the type of file.

A kilobyte has 8192 binary digits. There are 1024 bytes in a kilobyte, and the smallest file stored on a personal computer is four kilobytes (KB) in size.

There are 1024 kilobytes in one megabyte, 1024 megabytes equals one gigabyte and 1024 gigabytes equals one terabyte. A computer hard drive can have hundreds of gigabytes, whereas a smartphone does not have as many gigabytes. External hard drives can have up to two terabytes.

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