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    I Learned Something Today

    When you buy a 320 GB HDD and use it on your computer, you might notice that Windows reads it as only being 298 "GB". This is because Windows uses incorrect calculations of a GB; the drive is actually 298 GiB (or 320 GB). The manufacturer didn't scam you, they actually calculated it correctly.

    MiB, GiB, TiB, PiB, etc. all use base 2 calculations.
    MB, GB, TB, PB, etc. all use base 10 calculations.

    Windows is reporting your file sizes wrong, but everybody is so used to the wrong that it considered right.

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    Manufacturers refer to gigabytes as 1000 MB when it's really 1024 MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shunnai View Post
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    man means that windows doesnt know how to calculate.
    I see what you did there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    Manufacturers refer to gigabytes as 1000 MB when it's really 1024 MB.
    Correct.

    Doesnt really matter.

    Windows > Mac.
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    It's good to learn that. But it was old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshie View Post
    It's good to learn that. But it was old
    I didn't know, but yes, it's as old…well, probably as old as Windows itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorCG View Post


    I didn't know, but yes, it's as old…well, probably as old as Windows itself.
    It's good that you learned it. We be going into Technology Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    Manufacturers refer to gigabytes as 1000 MB when it's really 1024 MB.
    Manufactures refer to gigabytes as 1000 mégabytes. (Dave has mégabyte blocked?)
    Windows refers to gigabytes as 1024 mégabytes.

    Windows is thinking of gibibytes and mebibytes, but calling them mégabytes and gigabytes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshie View Post


    It's good that you learned it. We be going into Technology Age.
    Of course

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    Last I checked MB etc is still calculated with the base of 2.

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