Subject: Re: zip drive problem
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Terry Moore <>
List: current-users
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.