[mythtv-users] OT: Size (MB) of Samsung HD501LJ drive?
gull at gull.us
Mon Oct 8 23:32:29 UTC 2007
On Oct 8, 2007, at 4:27 PM, MythTV wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
>> I'm thinking of adding two of these to my existing RAID5 array but
>> want to make sure i won't have an issue. my current drives show a
>> cfdisk size of 500105.25 (MB). If anyone has one of these drives and
>> could let me know I'd much appreciate it!
> Mine are all in a hardware raid 6, but they show up under the 3ware
> tool as:
> SAMSUNG HD501LJ 465.76 GB
> I was a little surprised when I bought them that there was 35 gig
> missing from what I was expecting.
Probably they're using the "1 megabyte = 1 million bytes" convention.
465.76 * 1024 * 1024 = 488,384,758
Probably rounds to 500,000,000 bytes if you look at it before
formatting, with a salesman's eyes, and squint a bit.
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