On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 01:18:03PM +0700, Roman V. Mashak wrote:
> 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
Yes. The OS (and most other things in computers) define MB as
1024*1024 bytes (and GB as 1024 MB), while harddisk manufacturers use
MB= 1000*1000 bytes (and GB as 10^9 bytes) (which is actually the
technically correct definition).
If you calculate 76319*1024*1024 you will find that it is almost
exactly 80 * 10^9, so everything is correct.
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