Messed up math!

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  1. SmexyPenguin18

    SmexyPenguin18 Active Member

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    Take a look at this. Look after it says "Understanding storage drive capacity in Mac OS X v10.6 and later". Why do they have to be difficult and change it?!? In Snow leopard 1kb= 1,000 bytes. That's retarded!

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    Because, hard drive manufacturers have been using the 1kb= 1000 bytes for a while. That's why a 250GB drive was listed as ~231GB in Leopard. They did this out of convenience, so that the users would not be confused, and would not go to the apple store asking why they don't have all 250gb.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    It has been 1Kb=1000 bytes for years.......Thats the way the hard drive manufacturers decided it would be to make it easier on there "normal" customers.
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    SmexyPenguin18 Active Member

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    They want there drives to sound bigger but there actually not. I don't think they should have since everybody use to it now.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    no they don't want people coming to the apple store saying that they bought a 250 gb hard drive but only received like a 235 gb one. its just to help people see that they are getting ht they think that are getting and not less than that.

    i believe that someone tried to sue them a few years ago because the bought a 2 gb nano or something like that but it only had 1.36 gb on it. the got no where with they case.
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    Wow. When Apple fixes a common misunderstanding, people complain. They really can't win, can they?
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    This is not messed up. the SI terms for GB is 1000 but they have GiB is 1024

    kb and kB are too different thing.

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