Subject: Re: zip drive problem
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/1996 19:34:27
> 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.

No, they're both telling the truth, it's just that the truth that they're
each telling isn't the same.

96*1024*1024 = 100,663,296

A place I worked for a long time ago used 1024000 bytes as a disk "megabyte",
chiefly because it made the examples in the manual for how to partition disks
come out simple (2000 blocks was a megabyte, you see...).