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# How many bytes in a gigabyte?

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There are approximately 1,073,741,824 bytes in a gigabyte. This value equals 1,048,576 kilobytes and 1,024 megabytes, respectively. Bytes are the smallest measurement of data, and is itself made up of eight computer bits.

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As of 2014, an additional letter or character in a typical text file format is registered as a single byte of data. Once a test file has reached two or three paragraphs in length, 1 kilobyte of data is added to the total. By comparison, a gigabyte of data is the equivalent of 894,784 pages of a plaintext file or 256 MP3 audio files with an average size of 4 megabytes each.

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There are 1,024 megabytes per gigabyte. A byte is an eight-bit unit of digital information. There are 1,024 bytes per kilobyte and 1,024 kilobytes per megabyte, meaning that there are 1,073,741,824 bytes per gigabyte.

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There are 1,048,576 bytes in a megabyte. The prefix “mega" means one million, so approximately a million bytes are in a megabyte. Computers use a binary numeral system to measure memory size based on the power of two.

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Approximately 250 songs fit in a gigabyte, depending upon each song's individual file size. One four-minute song averages 4 megabytes.