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Subject: Re: hdd space

Re: hdd space

From: Manuel Dejonghe <limbus_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-02

I remember having READ (not heard next to the coffee machine from an
unreliable source) that there is another description for those
"metric" byte amounts.
Unfortunately, it went something like "GigiByte" or something like that.

Ah, I'm just coming back from half an hour of google excourse, and
finally, of course, wikipedia:
It says it pretty well, the one is GB (Gigabyte), the other one GiB (GigiByte).
Yes, I was shocked too...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte

There is even http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibit which can only be
something for bare rough throughputs.

Raaah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte messes it up back again.
They are talking about two types of kilobytes (kB and KB), then
finally come up with the kiB, but confound it...

Time to go to bed...

Final note: The kibibyte-stuff is "quasi"-standard since 1998 in IEC...

On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 22:56:26 +0000, BlueChip <cs_bluechip@webtribe.net> wrote:
> At 14:06 01/01/2005, you wrote:
> >On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 23:46:15 -0600, Sarai D. Bucciarelli
> ><bucc7465@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > Also, it says free disk space 17.9,
> > > is this correct? I mean I have a lot of music on my player and it seems
> > like
> > > that number never changes. I know its a 20 GB player, it just seems
> > like its
> > > taking a while to fill up. Believe me, I don't mind all of the space, I'm
> > > just curious.
> >
> >Hi, can't help for the other topics, but that Free Disk Space is a
> >windows-lapse. They don't update the free disk space counter
> >correctly. If you hit "Play" on that screen, it will take a while, but
> >rockbox will check himself and update that counter. You will hear/fell
> >the harddisk spinning and searching a lot.
> >
> >Happy new year, Manuel
>
> There is another theory which goes something like ...drive manufacturers
> claim that 1GB is 1000*1000*1000 bytes ...OSes (and memory manufacturers)
> claim that 1GB is 1024*1024*1024 bytes:
> (20GB * (1000*1000*1000)) / (1024*1024*1024) = 18.63GB
> ..so there's the first gig and half accounted for
>
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