leech wrote:I absolutely hate that crap. From what I could tell, they changed that because the hard drive manufacturers wanted to skimp on sizes. So a 1TB drive is actually 1000GB instead of the old ways where everything was a broken out into 1024. The most frustrating thing for me was that they then changed 1024 to the ibi, instead of applying that to the 1000 and keeping metric names.
I tot they did it because not everyone is a computer nerd and everyday kilo means 1000 as in km. So it would confuse the _hit out of ordinary people.
I had read it was basically how hard drive manufacturer's started trimming things down. That's why you get a '1TB' drive, and it ends up formatting at 935GB (or something like that). I think they started doing it right around the 50-100gb size drives, thought that's just a guess.
ha, normal every day people don't know what a Terabyte is either way. They just know what the computer guy at the computer store tells them.
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