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 04-09-2006, 07:30 PM #1 BSOD     Join Date: Jul 2005 Posts: 1,724 Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i bought a 1gig ADATA SD card. alright so it says it has 1,023,541,248 kilobytes. then it says 976 MB. hello? the kilobytes it says bout 1.023. megs it should have 1.024, i am cool with it have 1.023. but in megs it says it has 976,000 kilobytes. could someone please explain this? ArrizX- No more WTF's lol __________________
 04-09-2006, 07:41 PM #2 BSOD   Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 7,539 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you format the card? __________________
 04-09-2006, 09:32 PM #3 Daemon Poster     Join Date: Sep 2004 Posts: 1,321 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read the specs and do the math. Their gig is 1000 megabytes. 1,000,000 / 1024 = 976 megs __________________ Desktop: Athlon 64 3700, 1024M RAM, GF 6200 TC 256M, 2x 80G, 2x DVD-RW Laptop: Sempron 2800, 512M RAM, Unichrome, 60G, DVD-RW Macintosh:G4 1.33GHz, 512M RAM, Radeon 9200 32M, 40G, DVD/CDRW They get me from 0 to 1...
 04-09-2006, 09:40 PM #4 Site Team   Join Date: Mar 2005 Posts: 13,081 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do: 1,023,541,248 / 1024 = Kb KB/1024= the size. It's the way it SHOULD be
 04-09-2006, 10:46 PM #5 Daemon Poster     Join Date: Sep 2004 Posts: 1,321 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Q31.I have a 512MB Flash disk, but how come I can only see 498MB capacity usable at the most? Windows systems use the binary system; therefore, 1MB = 1024KB. The Flash memory disk is decimal system based, which means 1MB = 1000KB. In other words, we have to check the capacity from byte numbers instead of MB number. It's a way to advertise more for less. Check most any drive and you'll see it holds true. __________________ Desktop: Athlon 64 3700, 1024M RAM, GF 6200 TC 256M, 2x 80G, 2x DVD-RW Laptop: Sempron 2800, 512M RAM, Unichrome, 60G, DVD-RW Macintosh:G4 1.33GHz, 512M RAM, Radeon 9200 32M, 40G, DVD/CDRW They get me from 0 to 1...
 04-10-2006, 05:20 AM #6 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Aug 2005 Posts: 1,581 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats really crap i have a so called "300G" harddrive but yet windows only sees it as a 279G hardrive. WHERES MY 21G GONE!!!!!!!! if you count all of my hardrives together the total space should be 990G. the actual total is 923.8G . thats 66.2G lost somewhere which could be an extra drive!!! if they advertise 300G on it then you should be able to store 300G worth of files on it!!! __________________ Core i7 2600K Sandybridge + Prolimatech Megahalems Cooler ₪ Asus P8P67 DELUXE ₪ G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB DDR3 1600MHz ₪ Crossfire 5870's ₪ OCZ GameXstream 850w ₪ X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS edition ₪ OCZ Vertex 3 120GB ₪ Antec P182 ₪ NAS ReadyDuo 4Tb ₪ BenQ FP241WZ 24" Widescreen LCD ₪ Windows 7 x64
 04-10-2006, 05:53 AM #7 Fully Optimized     Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 4,025 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It largely demands on what the company considers a gig. But serious are you going miss that 48 megs? Personnally when my buy my next HD which is 500 GIG, I know that they consider a GIG 1024 MBs. In fact my computer once read my HD as a 122 GIGs, even though it was 120, because it thought a GIG as 1000 MB. __________________ Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
 04-10-2006, 06:48 AM #8 BSOD     Join Date: Jul 2005 Posts: 1,724 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am confused. i just dont see how 967=1024
 04-10-2006, 06:52 AM #9 Golden Master     Join Date: Oct 2005 Posts: 7,846 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because one of their GB's is 1000MB! Not 1024! Its like that with alot of things, always read the small print!
 04-10-2006, 07:20 AM #10 Site Team   Join Date: Mar 2005 Posts: 13,081 Re: Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See, they use 1000MB as 1GB and NOT 1024MB. __________________