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SanDisk con scribe needs a slap
Discipline Reg style
Readers Letters SanDisk redefines 'megabyte' in capacity con
The following kind words on how to improve the performance of Register reporter Tony Smith come courtesy of reader Larry Knibb.
Subject: Tony Smith's little-eye on the world!
Maybe you can slap some sense into Tony Smith as regards the "SanDisk in Redefining Megabyte Shocker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" since he obviously doesn't read his email/reply when he's got it wrong!
A few links/quotes from some randomly selected and little known HD manufacturers:
quote: "Capacity calculated as 1 Gbyte = 10e9 bytes."
quote: "Maxtor defines 1 megabyte as 10e6 or 1 million bytes and 1 gigabyte as 10e9 or 1 billion bytes."
quote: "GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity"
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