On 2013-02-09 17:53 (GMT-0800) Ralf A. Quint composed:

> There was such a limitation in the original/ealy
> INT13h BIOS calls, which allowed for maximal 1024
> cylinders (x 16 heads x 63 sectors x 512
> bytes=528482304 bytes = 504MBytes).

In reading about the binary sizes such as this, you'll find incorrect use of 
MB to mean megabytes is common:

        528482304 = 504MiB = 528.482304MB

The common misuse leads to other values sometimes seen in the range between 
504 & 528, not the least of which are various partitioning tools and disk 
space reports.

"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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