SanDisk con scribe needs a slap

Discipline Reg style

Readers Letters SanDisk redefines 'megabyte' in capacity con

The following kind words on how to improve the performance of Register reporter Tony Smith come courtesy of reader Larry Knibb.

Subject: Tony Smith's little-eye on the world!

Maybe you can slap some sense into Tony Smith as regards the "SanDisk in Redefining Megabyte Shocker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" since he obviously doesn't read his email/reply when he's got it wrong!

A few links/quotes from some randomly selected and little known HD manufacturers:

www.seagate.com/content/products/docs/useries_datasheet.pdf
quote: "Capacity calculated as 1 Gbyte = 10e9 bytes."

www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/diamondmaxPlus/DataSheet/DMP45DataSheetG.pdf
quote: "Maxtor defines 1 megabyte as 10e6 or 1 million bytes and 1 gigabyte as 10e9 or 1 billion bytes."

www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/prod/ds75gxp40gv.htm
quote: "GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity"

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