Byte converter

The byte is a unit of digital information that consists of eight bits. You can find it everywhere when storing or processing some information. Especially when working with databases, every information is stored in binary code. Every bit is holder of “0” or “1” information. Pretty simple solution, working for some Fridays already. When you are working in IT sphere it is hardly possible that you won’t meet byte numbers. But you need this information in various unit. Use simple byte converter tool to get right units in seconds.

Motivation #

In the past you were fine with some MBs of storage, RAM and so on. As time goes on you need more and more bytes for information. And there goes need to start working with more units. You can find units used for data measurement in below table.
Data Measurement Size
Bit Single Binary Digit (1 or 0)
Byte 8 bits
Kilobyte (KB) 1,024 Bytes
Megabyte (MB) 1,024 Kilobytes
Gigabyte (GB) 1,024 Megabytes
Terabyte (TB) 1,024 Gigabytes
Petabyte (PB) 1,024 Terabytes
Exabyte (EB) 1,024 Petabytes

Where you find it #

I am using byte converter tool from website for long time. I finally decided to simplify it and put it to some accessible place on my website. So you can find calculator icon directly in main menu next to search icon.
Byte converter icon in main menu screen
Byte converter icon in main menu screen
After clicking the menu simple overlay with conversion form appears. You can fill one of the fields and copy value for required unit from adequate field. Once when you have it in clipboard you can use it. I need this in cases like:
  • Memory usage configuration for SQL Server instance
  • Quickly finding out some space usage when given in smaller units
  • etc.
Hopefully you will find this useful. I created it for me to have this tool by hand as I need it almost every day.

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