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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Sat 09-Apr-16 16:49:22
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GB or GiB?


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Hey you guys!

"I have a 500GB HDD"

and wanted to know, could I also say

"I have a 500GiB HDD"

Thanks in advance.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 09-Apr-16 21:32:47
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Re: GB or GiB?


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No!

500GB is approx 465GiB

However, you 500GB (nominal) capacity drive may not be 500GB - it could be 495GB or 520GB and if it reaches 537GB you could then claim to have 500GiB


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