Solid SSD Question

Soldato
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Yes! There will be some bios/driver data on the drive, operating system stuff etc

That's not the issue.

It's probably mainly the difference between MB (1 = 1,000,000 bytes) and MiB (1 = 1,048,576 bytes).

This is the issue. Capacities are advertised using base 10, but binary uses base 2. So they have the same capacity but whether you read the value as base 10 or base 2 will show as different numbers.
 
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That's not the issue.



This is the issue. Capacities are advertised using base 10, but binary uses base 2. So they have the same capacity but whether you read the value as base 10 or base 2 will show as different numbers.

Damn!!!! People call me a geek!!!!!! You win!! :)
 
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And it doesn't help that Windows displays MiB but labels them as MB (but that isn't unique to Microsoft).

It is only in exceedingly rare instances MiB is correctly used anyhow - so realistically it might as well be forgotten about :s
 
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