One million () bytes. Unfortunately, the term
is sometimes also used to mean bytes. Furthermore, a *third* meaning
of the term refers to
bytes when formatting 3.5-inch 1.44-"megabyte" floppy disks. However, the
latter usages are deprecated, and the term mebibyte
is preferred for
bytes.

# Megabyte

## See also

Byte, Gigabyte, Kilobyte, Mebibyte, Million, Terabyte## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Barrow, B. "A Lesson in Megabytes."*IEEE Standards Bearer*

**11**, 5, Jan. 1997.National Institute of Standards. "Prefixes for Binary Multiples." http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html.

## Referenced on Wolfram|Alpha

Megabyte## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Megabyte." From *MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Megabyte.html