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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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