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When a HDD is 1000 GB's...

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November 16, 2012 2:10:19 AM

Is it really 1000 gigabytes (one terabyte or 10^12) or a tebibyte (2^40)?

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November 16, 2012 2:59:14 AM

Why ?
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November 16, 2012 6:42:59 PM

HDD manufacturers specify capacity in terabytes rather than tebibytes. So a 1TB drive has 10^12 bytes.

You can confirm this by multiplying the total number of sectors by 512 bytes per sector.
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