We’ve created a quick and easy tool that converts Kilobits (Kbit or Kb) to Gigabits (Gbit or Gb).
Simply enter the Kilobits (Kb) value into the first field and press the convert button to convert to Gigabits (Gb)
What Is A Gibibyte (GiB)?
A gibibyte (GiB) is a unit of digital information storage that is closely related to the terabyte.
One gibibyte equals 230 or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
The prefix “gibi” is derived from a combination of “giga” (meaning billion) and “binary,” emphasizing its binary-based nature. The term “gibibyte” was introduced in 1998 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to address the discrepancy between decimal-based storage capacities (such as gigabyte) and the binary-based calculations used by computers.
The need for the gibibyte arose due to the difference in interpretation between the decimal system (base 10) and the binary system (base 2). In decimal terms, a gigabyte (GB) is equivalent to 1,000,000,000 bytes, whereas in binary terms, it is equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes. This inconsistency caused confusion when measuring storage capacities, especially as data storage devices grew larger and more prevalent.
To rectify this, the IEC introduced the binary-based prefixes, including the gibibyte (GiB), mebibyte (MiB), and kibibyte (KiB), to provide a clear distinction between decimal and binary measurements. These binary-based units are commonly used in computer science, software development, and other fields that require precise calculations of digital storage capacities.
Since its introduction, the gibibyte has become widely accepted and used in various technical contexts, providing a more accurate and unambiguous measure of storage capacity in binary terms.
What is a Kilobit (Kbit)?
A kilobit, or 125 bytes, is a very small unit of digital information storage or data transfer. It is equal to 1,000 bits. With the commonly used abbreviation kbps, units like kilobit are typically used for measuring data rates, data transfer, or scaling the amount of information that is transmitted per second.
Note that in the context of computer memory, a kilobit is typically defined as 1,024 bits, following the binary system convention. However, for data transfer rates, the decimal system (base 10) is typically used.