How big is your harddrive

For years the [stag]harddrive[/stag] vendors have had a small notice on their harddrive stating that they think 1GB is 1,000,000,000 bytes and not 1,073,741,824 bytes, it does not really look as much but it is approximately 7% in difference, and for a 100GB disk it's 7GB. Now do the calculation on a 500GB disk, and it comes to about 35GB.....

Some time ago, Michael Lazar and Sarah Cho filed a lawsuit against [stag]Seagate[/stag] (read more here) , and they won.

Seagate is going to give customers money back, or they some backup software if they can prove purchase of a harddisk between March 22, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2006.

I do not live in the US, and therefor I cannot get anything, but at least we might get lucky and get the real numbers on the harddrives. That is 1 byte is 8 bit and not 10 bit.

There are 10 kinds of people how know binary......


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