Decimal byte representation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by herman238, May 18, 2011.

  1. herman238 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Has anyone elses mac fairly recently started showing decimal representations of bytes, i.e. my hard drive now shows as 250gb, whereas it used to show as ~230, and 700mb movies now show as 734mb?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That has been the case since 2009 with the introduction of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  3. herman238 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Seriously? I can't believe I've only just noticed this, was there any reason for changing it?

    I can understand the confusion between rated hard drive capacity and reported capacity on the OS, but I thought if a change were to happen it would be that of hard drives' rated capacity.

    Interestingly, itunes reports my iphone at 14.29gb

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