# difference between bits and bytes

understanding the difference between bits and bytes. In the digital world you will find terms called bit or byte. An example is an ADC has a resolve of 8 bits, a file has a size of 10 kilobytes, and so forth. Do you know what are the meaning of bits and bytes?

In the digital world the size for bits is not the same as bytes. What is the meaning of bits and bytes? As for more details the meaning of bits and bytes will be described in the following article

## What is the difference between bits and bytes?

### the meaning of bits

bit is the smallest unit in the digital world, this bit is stored in cel memory. The number is stored in binary form and accepts only 2 values ​​of 1 and 0 or higher and therefore, to determine more about the bit you need to understand first about the binary number. You can read it on the article of binary numbers Logic 1 is the logic where the turnout will be connected to VCC in the sense that the output will output a positive voltage whereas logic 0 is the grounded output condition

The bit can be save in a flip-flop, a flip-flop only able to store a 1 bit data

The bit represents the number of digit numbers in the binary numeAn exemplar of a number 10 (decimal)imal) if converted into a number would be 1010 (binary)

Well the number 1010 in say has a digit of 4 numbers. If the 4-bit digit is stored on the flip-flop then it takes 4 flip-flops. Bit symbolized in b

So in conclusion the bit is the smallest value unit that can be stashed away in memory

### the meaning of bytes

A byte is a collection of 8 pieces of data in other words 1 byte consists of 8 bits of binary numbers. The byte is symbolized in the letter B Bytes are also shown in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), terabytes (TB) And others, but often most people misread the size of kilobytes, megabytes, and terabytes

1 kilobyte (KB) actually consists of 2 ^ 10 Bytes instead of 1000 bytes. Whereas 1 MB consists of 2 ^ 20 B. Ascii number, RGB code is stored in 1 byte of data

• 1 byte = 8 bits
• 1 kilobyte (K / Kb) = 2^10 bytes = 1,024 bytes
• 1 megabyte (M / MB) = 2^20 bytes = 1,048,576 bytes
• 1 gigabyte (G / GB) = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes
• 1 terabyte (T / TB) = 2^40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
• 1 petabyte (P / PB) = 2^50 bytes = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes
• 1 exabyte (E / EB) = 2^60 bytes = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes

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