Definition - What does Megabytes Per Second (MBps) mean?
Megabytes per second (MBps) is a measure used to describe data transfer rates between devices. One megabyte is technically equal to 1,048,576 bytes, but in networking it refers to 1 million bytes. MBps should not be confused with the abbrevation Mbps, which refers to megabits per second.
While the data rates of computer network connections are usually measured in bits per second, non-network equipment data rates are sometimes shown in bytes per second measures, such as kilobytes per second (KBps), MBps or gigabytes per second (GBps).