January 17, 2007
How much is a Giga?
I got a new toy latest November which as been extremelly useful.
However, I bought a 120Gb drive and when I got it, system reported about 110. Well, what happened?
In WesternDigital site they teach that
One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes.
Which means that for each gigabyte you buy from them, you lose 73741824 bytes, which is a bit more than 70Mb. Which is not much when you buy 1Gb but when you buy (like we currently do) 120Gb (or in cases of huge drives with 750Gb), you lose 8Gb!
Why? Why? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?