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What does MB mean?
MegaByte (MB) is a unit of digital information or computer storage. Although the prefix mega- means 1000000 or (106), the term MegaByte have historically been used to refer to either 106 bytes or 220 bytes, dependent upon context, in the fields of computer science and information technology.
1 MB = 106 bytes = 10002 bytes = 1000000 bytes
1 MB = 1 Mebibyte (MiB) = 220 = 10242 bytes = 1048576 bytes
Technically a MegaByte (MB) is a power of ten, while a mebibyte (MiB) is a power of two, appropriate for binary machines.