megabytes per second (MBps)

Megabytes per second (MBps) describes a unit of data transfer to and from a computer storage device.

Megabytes per second (MBps) describes a unit of data transfer to and from a computer storage device. A megabyte is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576 bytes in decimal notation.

MBps is not to be confused with Mbps (megabits per second).

This was first published in September 2005

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