Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Archos HD Upgrade
Re: Archos HD Upgrade
From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 10:11:29 +0100
On 3/7/06, Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org> wrote:
> Allow me to add to the confusion! ;-)
Me too ;-)
I just want to mention the binary prefixes by IEC standards.
Unfortunately these aren't commonly know. 1 kB = 1000 B and 1 kiB =
> 137GB is the amount of data if one gigabyte is 1000,000,000 bytes. If a
> gigabyte is 1024*1024*1024 bytes as in the computer world outside the silly
> harddrive manufacturers, the limit is 128GB.
It's not only the silly HDD manufacturers (137GB would be correct) but
also various silly operating systems like windows who think 1 GB =
1024 kB. And lots of computer people who haven't noticed the
not-really-new SI prefixes. Speaking with the standardized naming, the
mentioned disk would be 137 GB or 128 GiB.
HTH (this time clearing the confusion ;-)
Received on 2006-03-07