Decimal byte representation

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

  1. herman238 macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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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