Below is a quick and easy tool that converts Kilobits (Kbit or Kb) to Kilobytes (KB).

Simply enter the Kilobits (Kb) value into the first field and press the convert button to convert to Kilobytes (KB)

Kilobit (Kbit) Definition

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.

Definition of a Kilobyte

A kilobyte (KB) is like a small digital box that can hold a certain amount of information. In most cases, it can hold about 1024 tiny pieces of information. These tiny pieces of information is called “bytes”.

1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes ( Kilobyte in SI and base 10 (decimal) )


1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes ( Kilobyte in base 2 (binary) )

But why 1024, you ask?

Well, computers use a binary system, which means everything is based on powers of 2, and 1024 is 2 raised to the power of 10.

Now, sometimes, especially when you’re dealing with internet speeds or hard drive sizes, people might say a kilobyte is 1000 bytes. That’s because it’s a bit simpler for us humans to think in terms of round numbers like 1000 instead of 1024.