Using standardized SI prefixes
alex at weej.com
Tue Jun 12 15:50:31 BST 2007
On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 09:24 +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> The difference is a sufficiently small percentage, that most users will
> not care.
No, like I said in my earlier post, the error grows quickly. As 1.024^x,
x = 1 kibi vs. kilo 2.4%
x = 2 mebi vs. mega 4.9%
x = 3 gibi vs. giga 7.4%
x = 4 tebi vs. tera 10%
Especially nowadays with terabyte disks coming out and hitting the
consumer market, there is *no place* for 10% of ambiguity. This was
precisely my point earlier. "Back in the day", nobody cared for 2.4%
error because all they ever measured anything in was kilo-somethings.
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