SL Binary vs. Base 10 disk space algorithm revisited

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maflynn, Nov 17, 2009.

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Do you care that Snow Leopard changed from binary to base 10 for disk space computati

  1. I don't mind or care how SL changed the disk space algorithm to base 10

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. I hate it, its now inconsistent with every other platform, OS and applications

    6 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. What’s binary???

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #1
    So now that SL has been out for a while and 10.6.2 has been released, I'd like to revisit the the base 10 vs. binary issue and see people's opinion of this now.

    My opinion: At first I didn't care, but as time went on and I started using various applications that provided information on hard drive space (omnidisksweeper, idisk,etc) I found it rather confusing and aggravating, so much so, I used that script file that was provided here

    I also use other OSs that rightly use binary to computer free disk space and when mounting my HFS+ drives, the free space reported is different enough to bug me.

    What's your opinion on this whole matter
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    I'm with you, maflynn. I use Windows and Linux regularly, in addition to SL, and it's confusing when different OSes think the same file is two different sizes.
     

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