Kilobyte (KB) to Gigabyte (GB) Conversion (Simple)

Kilobyte (KB) to Gigabyte (GB) Conversion

If you’re looking to convert Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB), these are the basic conversions:

  • 1 KB = 0.000001 GB (in the base 10 system, aka the decimal or SI system)
  • 1 KB = 0.00000095367 GB (in the base 2 system, aka the binary system)

How many Gigabytes (GB) are in a Kilobyte (KB)?

1 Kilobyte is 1.0E-6 gigabytes (under the decimal system).

Another way to put it is that 1 KB is 10-6 GB in base 10 (SI).

1 Kilobyte is the equivalent of 9.5367E-7 gigabytes (under the binary system).

Or 1 KB is 2-20 GB in base 2.

What is the difference between KB and GB?

The Kilobyte unit symbol is KB. The Gigabyte unit symbol is GB.

A Gigabyte is larger than a Kilobyte by a factor of 1 million.

Gigabyte is exactly 1 million times bigger than a Kilobyte under decimal/SI/base 10, or slightly more than 1 million times bigger under binary/base 2.

Kilobytes vs Gigabytes

In table form:

Kilobytes (KB) Gigabytes (GB)
103 bytes (base 10) 109 bytes (base 10)
10001 bytes 10003 bytes
1,000 bytes 1 billion bytes
210 bytes (base 2) 230 bytes (base 2)
1,024 bytes 1.07 billion bytes (1,073,741,824 bytes)
1,000 × 8 bits 1 billion × 8 bits
8,000 bits 8 billion bits

Kilobyte (KB) Definition

Kilobyte (KB) is used to measure the size of digital information (related to storage or transfer). This includes things like image, sound, and text files.

A kilobyte is 1000 bytes. A byte is a basic unit of information. 1 KB chunks are called a Byte – 1 KB = 1000 Bytes

In computer science, a KB is equal to 210 bytes. This makes it equal to 1024 bytes rather than 1000 bytes.

Kilobytes are not as commonly referenced as they once were in the early days of computing. This is because their values aren’t as pertinent now that data storage capacity has increased so significantly.

kilobyte no longer as popular

Formerly, the Kilobyte was one of the most popular measurement units.

Kilobyte may still be used for certain cases that involve descriptions of information that aren’t as large.

But now, the Gigabyte is now most commonly used. But even the Gigabyte’s search interest have leveled out.

gigabyte search interest

 

Terabyte is increasingly a more common way to refer to digital information.

Kilobyte in SI and base 10 (decimal)

1 Kilobyte = 10001 bytes
1 Kilobyte = 1000 bytes

Kilobyte in base 2 (binary)

1 Kilobyte = 210 bytes
1 Kilobyte = 10241 bytes
1 Kilobyte = 1024 bytes

 

Gigabytes (GB) Definition

Gigabyte (GB) is one of the most popular ways to measure the size of digital information, or to measure how much information is being stored or transferred.

The term gigabyte, or GB for shortly, is used widely in infotech (IT) and computer technology.

GB is commonly used to measure the size of computer memory, RAM, or to indicate the size of a file (which may include sound, text, image, video, or any type of digitally stored information).

A single-layer DVD can typically store around 5 GB of information. A Blu-ray disc can store up to approximately 25 GB of information.

How many bytes is a Gigabyte?

A gigabyte is equal to 1 billion bytes under the base 10 system.

However, in the context of computer science, the value of 1 GB is equal to 230 or 10243 bytes. This is equal to a bit more – about 1.07 billion bytes (1,073,741,824 bytes, to be precise).

Gigabyte in SI and base 10 (decimal)

1 Gigabyte = 10003 bytes
1 Gigabyte = 1 billion bytes
Gigabyte in base 2 (binary)

1 Gigabyte = 230 bytes
1 Gigabyte = 10243 bytes
1 Gigabyte = 1.074 billion bytes

How to Convert Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB) in Base 10 (Decimal)

Below is how to calculate Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB) under base 10:

Kilobyte in SI

1 Kilobyte = 10001 bytes
1GB is 10003 bytes, therefore:
1 byte = 1000-3 GB

Hence:

1 Kilobyte = 10001 * 1000-3 GB
1 Kilobyte = 1000-2 GB
1 Kilobyte = 0.000001 Gigabytes

Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB) in Base 2 (Binary)

Here’s how to calculate Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB) under base 2:

Kilobyte in base 2

1 Kilobyte = 210 bytes
1 Kilobyte = 10241 bytes
1 byte = 1024-3 GB
1 Kilobyte = 10241 * 1024-3 GB
1 Kilobyte = 1024-2 GB
1 Kilobyte = 2-20 Gigabytes
1 Kilobyte = 0.00000095367432 Gigabytes

 

Kilobytes (KB) to Gigabytes (GB): Conversion Table

If you’re looking for common KB to GB calculations, we have some of them below in table format:

Kilobytes (KB) Gigabytes (GB) decimal Gigabytes (GB) binary
1 KB 0.000001 GB 0.00000095367432 GB
5 KB 5.0E-6 GB 4.7683715820312E-6 GB
10 KB 1.0E-5 GB 9.5367431640625E-6 GB
15 KB 1.5E-5 GB 1.4305114746094E-5 GB
20 KB 2.0E-5 GB 1.9073486328125E-5 GB
25 KB 2.5E-5 GB 2.3841857910156E-5 GB
30 KB 3.0E-5 GB 2.8610229492188E-5 GB
35 KB 3.5E-5 GB 3.3378601074219E-5 GB
40 KB 4.0E-5 GB 3.814697265625E-5 GB
45 KB 4.5E-5 GB 4.2915344238281E-5 GB
50 KB 5.0E-5 GB 4.7683715820312E-5 GB
55 KB 5.5E-5 GB 5.2452087402344E-5 GB
60 KB 6.0E-5 GB 5.7220458984375E-5 GB
65 KB 6.5E-5 GB 6.1988830566406E-5 GB
70 KB 7.0E-5 GB 6.6757202148438E-5 GB
75 KB 7.5E-5 GB 7.1525573730469E-5 GB
80 KB 8.0E-5 GB 7.62939453125E-5 GB
85 KB 8.5E-5 GB 8.1062316894531E-5 GB
90 KB 9.0E-5 GB 8.5830688476562E-5 GB
95 KB 9.5E-5 GB 9.0599060058594E-5 GB
100 KB 0.0001 GB 9.5367431640625E-5 GB
105 KB 0.000105 GB 0.00010013580322266 GB
110 KB 0.00011 GB 0.00010490417480469 GB
115 KB 0.000115 GB 0.00010967254638672 GB
120 KB 0.00012 GB 0.00011444091796875 GB
125 KB 0.000125 GB 0.00011920928955078 GB
130 KB 0.00013 GB 0.00012397766113281 GB
135 KB 0.000135 GB 0.00012874603271484 GB
140 KB 0.00014 GB 0.00013351440429688 GB
145 KB 0.000145 GB 0.00013828277587891 GB
150 KB 0.00015 GB 0.00014305114746094 GB
155 KB 0.000155 GB 0.00014781951904297 GB
160 KB 0.00016 GB 0.000152587890625 GB
165 KB 0.000165 GB 0.00015735626220703 GB
170 KB 0.00017 GB 0.00016212463378906 GB
175 KB 0.000175 GB 0.00016689300537109 GB
180 KB 0.00018 GB 0.00017166137695312 GB
185 KB 0.000185 GB 0.00017642974853516 GB
190 KB 0.00019 GB 0.00018119812011719 GB
195 KB 0.000195 GB 0.00018596649169922 GB
200 KB 0.0002 GB 0.00019073486328125 GB
205 KB 0.000205 GB 0.00019550323486328 GB
210 KB 0.00021 GB 0.00020027160644531 GB
215 KB 0.000215 GB 0.00020503997802734 GB
220 KB 0.00022 GB 0.00020980834960938 GB
225 KB 0.000225 GB 0.00021457672119141 GB
230 KB 0.00023 GB 0.00021934509277344 GB
235 KB 0.000235 GB 0.00022411346435547 GB
240 KB 0.00024 GB 0.0002288818359375 GB
245 KB 0.000245 GB 0.00023365020751953 GB
250 KB 0.00025 GB 0.00023841857910156 GB
255 KB 0.000255 GB 0.00024318695068359 GB
260 KB 0.00026 GB 0.00024795532226562 GB
265 KB 0.000265 GB 0.00025272369384766 GB
270 KB 0.00027 GB 0.00025749206542969 GB
275 KB 0.000275 GB 0.00026226043701172 GB
280 KB 0.00028 GB 0.00026702880859375 GB
285 KB 0.000285 GB 0.00027179718017578 GB
290 KB 0.00029 GB 0.00027656555175781 GB
295 KB 0.000295 GB 0.00028133392333984 GB
300 KB 0.0003 GB 0.00028610229492188 GB
305 KB 0.000305 GB 0.00029087066650391 GB
310 KB 0.00031 GB 0.00029563903808594 GB
315 KB 0.000315 GB 0.00030040740966797 GB
320 KB 0.00032 GB 0.00030517578125 GB
325 KB 0.000325 GB 0.00030994415283203 GB
330 KB 0.00033 GB 0.00031471252441406 GB
335 KB 0.000335 GB 0.00031948089599609 GB
340 KB 0.00034 GB 0.00032424926757812 GB
345 KB 0.000345 GB 0.00032901763916016 GB
350 KB 0.00035 GB 0.00033378601074219 GB
355 KB 0.000355 GB 0.00033855438232422 GB
360 KB 0.00036 GB 0.00034332275390625 GB
365 KB 0.000365 GB 0.00034809112548828 GB
370 KB 0.00037 GB 0.00035285949707031 GB
375 KB 0.000375 GB 0.00035762786865234 GB
380 KB 0.00038 GB 0.00036239624023438 GB
385 KB 0.000385 GB 0.00036716461181641 GB
390 KB 0.00039 GB 0.00037193298339844 GB
395 KB 0.000395 GB 0.00037670135498047 GB
400 KB 0.0004 GB 0.0003814697265625 GB
405 KB 0.000405 GB 0.00038623809814453 GB
410 KB 0.00041 GB 0.00039100646972656 GB
415 KB 0.000415 GB 0.00039577484130859 GB
420 KB 0.00042 GB 0.00040054321289062 GB
425 KB 0.000425 GB 0.00040531158447266 GB
430 KB 0.00043 GB 0.00041007995605469 GB
435 KB 0.000435 GB 0.00041484832763672 GB
440 KB 0.00044 GB 0.00041961669921875 GB
445 KB 0.000445 GB 0.00042438507080078 GB
450 KB 0.00045 GB 0.00042915344238281 GB
455 KB 0.000455 GB 0.00043392181396484 GB
460 KB 0.00046 GB 0.00043869018554688 GB
465 KB 0.000465 GB 0.00044345855712891 GB
470 KB 0.00047 GB 0.00044822692871094 GB
475 KB 0.000475 GB 0.00045299530029297 GB
480 KB 0.00048 GB 0.000457763671875 GB
485 KB 0.000485 GB 0.00046253204345703 GB
490 KB 0.00049 GB 0.00046730041503906 GB
495 KB 0.000495 GB 0.00047206878662109 GB
500 KB 0.0005 GB 0.00047683715820312 GB

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