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Megabyte (MB)

Posted: June 9, 2019 | by Michael Bright

A Megabyte is a unit of measuring digital data as a multiple of the byte. This unit is the close equivalent of one million bytes and is symbolizes as MB.

The naming convention is taken from the Base 10 definition where 1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes. When dealing with computer data and memory the more precise Base 2 definition is usually used where 1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes (= 1024 bytes).

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