# [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. :)

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