# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-01-10 14:49:01 -0500: > "Roman V. Mashak" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Hello. > > I've got the following problem. Is it normal, that FreeBSD (latest > > 4.7stable) is detecting my harddrive (see subj.) like this: > > > > ad1: 76319MB [155061/16/63] UDMA100 > > > > Although my BIOS detect hard-drive as 80GB capacity. > > I have Intel-d845ebg2 motherboard and BIOS version is PT84520A.86A.0009.P04 > > 76319MB is almost exactly 80x10^9 bytes, so that sounds fine.
to expand on this: hard disk vendors lie to the customers. when you buy an "80 GB" disk you actually buy 80 * 1000 ^ 3 (Lowell, I don't think drive got *that* big yet :), not 80 * 1024 ^ 3. American hd buyers might try a class action lawsuit. :) -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message