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# Data Transfer Speed (Binary) Unit Converter

Last updated: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Data transfer speed using binary units is typically measured in bits per second (bps), where each bit represents a binary digit that can be either 0 or 1. However, larger units are often used to represent higher transfer speeds, such as kilobits per second (Kbps), megabits per second (Mbps), gigabits per second (Gbps), and terabits per second (Tbps).

In addition to bits per second, there are other units of measurement for data transfer speed using binary units that are commonly used, including kibibits per second (Kibps), mebibits per second (Mibps), gibibits per second (Gibps), and tebibits per second (Tibps). Each unit represents an exponentially increasing amount of data transfer speed, with one kibibit per second equivalent to 1,024 bits per second, one mebibit per second equivalent to 1,024 kibibits per second, and so on.

A few real-life examples:

Internet speed: When you subscribe to an internet service provider, the download and upload speeds are typically measured in Mbps (megabits per second) or Gbps (gigabits per second). For instance, if you have a home internet plan with a download speed of 100 Mbps, this means that you can download up to 100 megabits of data every second.

USB flash drive speed: The speed of a USB flash drive is often measured in MBps (megabytes per second). For example, a USB 3.0 flash drive can have a transfer speed of up to 150 MBps. This means that you can transfer up to 150 megabytes of data per second from the flash drive to your computer.

Network switch speed: A network switch is a device that connects multiple devices in a network and allows them to communicate with each other. The speed of a network switch is measured in Gbps (gigabits per second). For instance, a network switch with a speed of 10 Gbps can transfer up to 10 gigabits of data per second between connected devices.

The SI unit of Data Transfer Speed (Binary) is byte / second [ B / s ]
Total number of units: base units (2) - derived units (880)
Total possible conversions: base units (2) - derived units (773,520)
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$$1.0\left(\dfrac{byte}{second}\right)={\color{rgb(20,165,174)} x}\left(\dfrac{byte}{second}\right)$$
one
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kibi
[ Ki ]
mebi
[ Mi ]
gibi
[ Gi ]
tebi
[ Ti ]
pebi
[ Pi ]
exbi
[ Ei ]
zebi
[ Zi ]
yobi
[ Yi ]
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bit / second
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byte / second
[ B / s ]
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