New uMBP, Drive Capacity Actually 100% of Reported!

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  1. deutsch macrumors newbie

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    Something didn't feel right with my new MBP and its 320GB drive having 310 free after a clean install of leopard... A 320GB drive should only report having 298 free since the 320,000,000,000 Bytes as reported by the manufacturer is really only about 298...

    But my 320 drive reports the full 320 available when reformatted (its a seagate 7200.4 / 320 the stock drive that shipped with my new uMBP)

    I'm quite happy but did not expect this at all... Have manufacturers actually started releasing disks measured in Binary and not Decimal? Does anyone have any links to articles or news on this?

    -D
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. deutsch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's Snow Leopard. So this is really just a trick - all my files just "grow" too under the new reporting, which is stupid and there should be a way to turn it off.

    1 KB != 1000 Bytes dammit
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes, it does. The SI prefix "kilo" means 1000.

    A kibibyte is 1,024 bytes. THAT is what operating systems use... until now.

    I HATE the change, personally; Apple should have simply reported everything with "KiB", "MiB", "GiB", and "TiB" instead of changing to this UTTER NONSENSE.
     
  5. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone dug around for an option to go back to binary and change the label to GiB?
     

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