Interest in Teac FD235J drives and FC-1 boards?
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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
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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