Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
Scott James Remnant <email@example.com> writes:
> On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 15:50 +0100, Alex Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 09:24 +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Especially nowadays with terabyte disks coming out and hitting the
> > consumer market, there is *no place* for 10% of ambiguity.
> a) terabyte disks are often just that, 1x10^12 bytes.
> b) quoting the disk as 1TB guarantees that you have at least 1x10^12
> bytes available.
Exactly. So when software quotes a file size in terms of TB, when it
actually means TiB, the ambiguity is significant.
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