Subject: Re: zip drive problem
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Terry Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/31/1996 19:49:33
> The other problem is that iomega calls their disks 100MB, while NetBSD
> says they're 96MB. As far as I can tell, NetBSD is telling the truth
> here and iomega is lying. If you want this fixed, you'll have to go
> talk to iomega.
Not lying, exactly, *marketing*.
To disk drive makers 1M = 10^6 bytes, where as to NetBSD 1M = 2^20
bytes. It's just a nomenclature thing, which wasn't
so obvious when disk drives were lots bigger than system RAM.