[quote=peck1234;2160036]How come when you buy any hardware such as flash drives, ipods, etc, the memory is always a little less then specified?
For instance, my 30gig ipod only holds 27.84 gigs? What the space that is missing?[/quote]
[quote=DrageMester;2160043]The difference is a result of comparing two different definitions of kilo/Mega/Giga etc.
One definition is based on decimal (SI) prefixes: k=1000, M=1000^2, G=1000^3 …
The other is based on binary prefixes: k=2^10=1024, M=2^20, G=2^30 …
Those who sell drives and disks/discs use decimal prefixes, perhaps in order to claim the highest possible numbers.
Operating systems usually report sizes in binary prefixes, thus reporting lower numbers than for decimal prefixes.[/quote]
[B]THANKS soooo mutch for the Topic and Reply [/B]My Son asked me the other Day .
said ill look it up ,Now i can just Show him this post
Or Screenshot it 4 Him