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Old 04-09-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default 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?





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Old 04-09-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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Did you format the card?
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Read the specs and do the math. Their gig is 1000 megabytes. 1,000,000 / 1024 = 976 megs
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Do:

1,023,541,248 / 1024 = Kb

KB/1024= the size. It's the way it SHOULD be
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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.
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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!!!
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Default 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.
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i am confused. i just dont see how 967=1024
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Because one of their GB's is 1000MB! Not 1024!

Its like that with alot of things, always read the small print!
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See, they use 1000MB as 1GB and NOT 1024MB.
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