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MBps = Megabytes per second vs Mbps = Megabits per second

(1) When spelled Mbps, short for megabits per second, a measure of data transfer speed (a megabit is equal to one million bits). Network transmissions, for example, are generally measured in Mbps is your internet connection speed.

(2) When spelled MBps, short for megabytes per second, a measure of data transfer file size, for example is your  hard-drive or RAM.

Mbps: (Small "b") A megabit per second (Mbit/s or Mbps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000,000 bits per second or 1,000 kilobits per second. 8 Megabits per second is equivalent to 1 Megabyte per second (ie. 8 Mbps = 1 MBps). Hence 1 Megabits per second = 0.125 Megabyte per second (ie. 1 Mbps = 0.125 MBps)).

MBps: (Capital "B") A megabyte per second (MB/s or MBps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to:
1,000,000 bytes per second, or
1,000 kilobytes per second, or
8 megabits per second.

Everyone always gets it wrong.... Put simply ......

Byte = file size
bit = speed

8 bits in  1 Byte! 

Normally bandwidth speeds are measured in Mbs or Kbs
HDD Space is measured in KBs , MBs or GBs

If u want to convert MB to Mb times by 8
If u want to convert Mb to MB divide by 8

The MBps is faster than than the Mbps by some way

If you got 1Mbps internet speed is equivalent to 128kb Transfer / Download rate  per seconds.
1MB File size / 128kb per x 1 seconds  = in 8 seconds  Download  Complete
1 minute  there  is 60 seconds / 8 seconds = 7.5 MBps per minute

Note: I just use 128kb  for basics  Speed 1 Mbps (Megabits) = 1,024KBps  (Kilobytes)

If you got 2Mbps internet speed  = Download Rate  is 256KB  Kilobyte file size
1MB File size/ 256Kb per x 1 seconds = in 4 seconds Download Complete
1 minute there is 60 seconds / 4 seconds = 15 MB per minute

If you download 570MB file size with 2 Mbps that is = 38 to 40 minutes

In other words... Download rate may vary in your internet speed :)

Speedtest 4Mbps = Download Rate  is 512Kb file size per second

Speedtest 8Mbps = Download Rate  is 1 MB Megabytes file size
per second
Speedtest 10Mbps = Download Rate  is 1.3 MB  Megabytes file size
per second
Speedtest 100Mbps = Dowload rate is 12.8 MB Megabytes  file size
per second
Internet Speed 937Mbps   = Download rate of 119.9MB file size transfer rate per second

Relationship of Bits and Bytes

A byte is a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one alphanumeric character) processed as a single unit of information. A single letter or character would use one byte of memory (8 bits), two characters would use two bytes (16 bits).
Put another way, a bit is either an 'on' or an 'off' which is processed by a computer processor, we represent 'on' as '1' and 'off' as '0'. 8 bits are known as a byte, and it is bytes which are used to pass our information in it's basic form - characters. (In Quantum  1/0 can use both)
An alphanumeric character (e.g. a letter or number such as 'A', 'B' or '7') is stored as 1 byte. For example, to store the letter 'R' uses 1 byte, which is stored by the computer as 8 bits, '01010010'.

A kilobyte (KB) is 1024 bytes, a megabyte (MB) is 1024 kilobytes and so on as these tables demonstrate. 

A document containing 100 characters would use 100 bytes (800 bits) - assuming the file didn't have any overhead (additional data about the file which forms part of the file). Note, many non-alphanumeric characters such as symbols and foreign language characters use multiple bytes.


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