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Number of Bytes in a Megabyte

How many bytes are there in a megabyte?

1,048,576.

There are 1,048,576 bytes in a megabyte. Mega is a prefix that means ‘Ëœone million’â„¢, so that roughly speaking, a megabyte consists of one million bytes. Because computer storage units are based on a binary numeral system based on the power of two, where one byte is equal to 23 bits, then it is more accurate to measure megabytes in terms of 220 or 1,048,576 bytes.

This fact is verified on : March 3, 2010.





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