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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