(Hardware) What annoys me about buying storage hardware.
Written by: NeoPGX - 21:30 Feb-07-2019

It is when you buy a "1TB Hard Drive" only to find it is only actually 930GB you go to my computer ("This PC" in Windows 10).

Yes I understand that it has something to do with drivers, but seriously???

IF YOU CAN'T PROVIDE EXACTLY 1024GB OF SPACE, DON'T FUCKING SAY IT IS A 1TB HDD.

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Technically both 1000GB per 1TB and 1024GB per 1TB are accurate, it's just a matter of standards. 1000GB per 1TB is technically the correct term, since Kilobyte is 10^3, Megabyte is 10^6, Gigabyte is 10^9 and Terabyte is 10^12… you don't get 1024 in there…
While PCs are in binary and they get 2^10 which comes up to 1024. The former is more correct, since those namings(Kilo, Mega, Giga, Tera, Peta) are for 10 to the power of N, not for binary.

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Windows doesn't actually work in GB or TB, but it uses GiB and TiB. So you do technically get what you pay for, it's just Windows calculates it in a different way for some reason. Files on linux are also "bigger", because they actually use MB, GB and TB and not MiB / GiB / TiB like Windows. Also 1TB = 1000GB

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Note that this is strictly a rant. I would edit the title but a bug that occured with changing my username makes editing my blog outright impossible.

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