KB and kB refer to kilobyte - a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1,024 bytes (210) or 1,000 bytes (103), depending on context.

MB refers to megabyte - a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1,048,576 bytes (220) or 1,000,000 bytes (106), depending on context. A megabyte has approximately 1,000 (or 1,024 to be precise) kilobytes.

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Stands for Kilobyte Megabyte

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kb is kilobits and kB is kilobytes. While MB is megabytes, Mb refers to Megabits. 1 byte has 8 bits. File sizes are usually expressed in KB and MB whereas kb and Mb are often used to express data transfer speeds (such as a 54 Mbps wireless router or 3G or 4G connection speeds).

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