Not everyone knows, but who knows, out of habit, ignores that for the designation of round binary numbers, the use of prefixes from the SI system has long been wrong.

    1 kilobyte is still 1000, not 1024 bytes. So manufacturers of hard drives have not been deceiving anyone for a long time, but are writing the truth. In short - forget that 1024 bytes are 1 kilobyte - this is 1 kibibyte.

    The International Electrotechnical Commission adopted such changes back in 1999, and GOST consolidated this in 2002, under number 8.417

    “New” consoles are consonant with their counterparts from the SI system - begin on the same syllable, and the second syllable is always the letter “bi” - from the word binary (binary).

    ps: this is a cross-post from my main blog .

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