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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
they cal it 4 gigabytes. if you look at there definition gigabytes is a whole even number even though we know its technically a very odd number.

Heres an example with kilobyte (they say 1000 bits) but its technically (1024).

I would have used the numbers for gigabytes but its ah too big

thats why a 250 gig hard drive is roughly 232 gigs
Exactly. This all comes from hard drive marketers, who wanted us to think we were buying more storage than we actually were. Not to mention that Average Joe Non-Technie never understood the whole "1024 because it's base-2 arithmetic" anyway.

So although 1 MB = 1024 KB in all historical computing contexts, hard drive marketing says 1 MB = 1000 KB. They followed later with 1 GB = 1000 MB = 1,000,000 KB, instead of 1024 MB = 1,048,576 KB as it should be.

It's really annoying that hard drives are labeled in base-10, but computers still report storage in base-2. Just pick one and go with it, guys...
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