Convert GB to KB
Please provide values below to convert gigabyte [GB] to kilobyte [kB], or vice versa.
Definition: A gigabyte (symbol: GB) is equal to 109 bytes (10003 bytes), where a byte is a unit of digital information that consists of eight bits (binary digits).
History/origin: The gigabyte is based on the byte, which is derived from the bit, and is a unit that makes use of SI (International System of Units) prefixes. The gigabyte is most commonly understood in terms of its decimal definition of 10003 bytes. There is also however, a binary definition where a gigabyte is 10243 bytes. Because this can be the source of confusion, in 1998, the International Electrotechnical Commission published standards that required the gigabyte strictly denote 10003 bytes. Prefixes to denote the byte being based on 1024 rather than 1000 were also created, with gibibyte referencing 10243 bytes. Despite this effort, the gigabyte is still often used to signify either of these definitions.
Current use: The unit of bytes and all its multiples are used worldwide for data storage. Computer files, hard disks, Blu-ray discs, video games, etc. all store or contain storage space referenced in byte multiples such as kilobytes, megabytes, or gigabytes.
Definition: A kilobyte (symbol: kB) is equal to 103 bytes (1000 bytes), where a byte is a unit of digital information that consists of eight bits (binary digits).
History/origin: The kilobyte is based on the byte, which is derived from the bit, and is a unit that makes use of SI (International System of Units) prefixes. The term byte was coined in 1956 by Werner Buchholz. In 1998, the International Electrotechnical Commission defined new prefixes for the byte to be used in addition to their SI (International System of Units) counterparts, with the intent that the SI prefixes would be used when referencing 1000 bytes. The new prefixes would be used when referencing multiples of 1024 bytes (210), which is the binary definition of bytes used in information technology.
Current use: Bytes are widely used when referencing data storage, particularly storage media such as hard drives, flash-based storage, and DVDs, though these are more often presented in terms of larger multiples of bytes such as megabytes or gigabytes. Kilobytes are more commonly used for smaller files like text documents.
Gigabyte to Kilobyte Conversion Table
|Gigabyte [GB]||Kilobyte [kB]|
|0.01 GB||10485.76 kB|
|0.1 GB||104857.6 kB|
|1 GB||1048576 kB|
|2 GB||2097152 kB|
|3 GB||3145728 kB|
|5 GB||5242880 kB|
|10 GB||10485760 kB|
|20 GB||20971520 kB|
|50 GB||52428800 kB|
|100 GB||104857600 kB|
|1000 GB||1048576000 kB|
How to Convert Gigabyte to Kilobyte
1 GB = 1048576 kB
1 kB = 9.5367431640625E-7 GB
Example: convert 15 GB to kB:
15 GB = 15 × 1048576 kB = 15728640 kB