Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Jan 24 12:43:41 CST 2018

On 01/24/2018 09:45 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> BTW, it is 2.8M.  It is NEVER 2.88M unless you REDEFINE "Megabyte" to be
> 1,024,000 bytes.  What moron does THAT?  (not the 1,000,000 used by
> marketing, nor the 1,048,576 used in computers (AKA MebiByte))

Well, 2.95MB or 2.81MiB.

That's why I don't use the "B" when I talk about these things.  The unit
used for 1.44M or 2.88M is a work of creative fiction.

But if you talk about "unformatted" capacity, which is perhaps a better
descriptive term for the medium and drive, nobody knows what you're
talking about.

We all make certain concessions.  So, a "360K" disk can easily hold 400K
and a 720K is twice the capacity of a 360K.  Obviously a 14400K must be
1.44M...and so on...

Used to be that numbers meant something.


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