Computer Data Storage Units
In this tutorial, we will learn about Computer Data Storage units and measurements.
The basic computer data storage unit is called a bit or binary digit. A bit can store either 0 or 1. All the files on the computer are stored as binary files. Data on digital computers is represented as a series of 0s and 1s bits. These are analogous to ON and OFF.
Data Storage Units
Basic computer data storage units in tabular format are as follows:
|Bit||bit||0 or 1|
There are higher storage units beyond terabytes like petabytes, exabytes, etc.
# Let’s convert 8 Bytes to bits.
We know that 1 Byte = 8 bits.
So, 8 Bytes = 8 * 8 bits
= 64 bits
# Let’s convert 256 KB to bits.
1 KB = 1024 bytes.
= 1024 * 8 bits.
So, 256 KB = 256 * 1024 * 8 bits
= 2097152 bits