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Re: [opensuse] lsm space giveth and space taketh away: missing space?
  • From: Philipp Thomas <Philipp.Thomas2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:22:22 +0200
  • Message-id: <298086tlmjfu62pc93r2gtcjkugdclpeqq@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:02:19 +0200, "Carlos E. R."
<carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Now that sizes are in the Tera, the difference has become very
important.

Which wouldn't be a problem hadn't the manufacturers of hard disks (or
rather their marketing) at some point in history suddenly decided that
their capacity would look *much* better if defining a kilobyte as 10³
bytes. My suspicion is that it was also them behind the move to create
those XiB units.

That would be an exageration, and any way, there is no confussion in
the names of the units.

Still, the confusion only started at the above mentioned point in
time. And guess what, it's still a minority that actually uses the *iB
units.

Philipp
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