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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:12 am

I went to Fry's today, and saw two very good deals:

1) Western Digital MonsterZilla 200GByte HD w/ 8MiB Cache for $299, less $120 rebate = $180 final price;

2) Kogi 15" LCD, 350:1 contrast ratio, $249, less $50 rebate = $199 final price.

Both of these deals were in their local ads. Great deals if you can grabl one!!!

*thanks cftiz for the correction!!!*
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:21 am

That's just a typo, right? You mean 200 GBytes, right?

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Postby MediumRare on Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:57 am

cfitz wrote:That's just a typo, right? You mean 200 GBytes, right?

cfitz

He probably meant 200 GiBytes :wink:

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OOOOOPs :oops: you're probably right after all (which is why we started the Gibibyte discussion)
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:29 am

LOL, ooopsss :oops: :wink:

I don't think they sell 200MiB drives anymore...

Yep, it's 200 Giga Bytes... :P
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:51 am

MediumRare wrote:[edit]
OOOOOPs :oops: you're probably right after all (which is why we started the Gibibyte discussion)
[/edit]

Yes, the 'M' for 'G' substitution was a simple typo. But for those interested in the binary multipliers we were discussing before, the correct prefix usage would be as follows:

200 GByte drive with an 8 MiByte cache.

It is crazy, isn't it?

UALOneKPlus, if you want you can edit your post, including the title, by clicking the Image button above and to the right of the text of your post.

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:59 pm

thanks cfitz. Can you elaborate on the binary multipliers - MB vs Mibyte?


cfitz wrote:
MediumRare wrote:[edit]
OOOOOPs :oops: you're probably right after all (which is why we started the Gibibyte discussion)
[/edit]

Yes, the 'M' for 'G' substitution was a simple typo. But for those interested in the binary multipliers we were discussing before, the correct prefix usage would be as follows:

200 GByte drive with an 8 MiByte cache.

It is crazy, isn't it?

UALOneKPlus, if you want you can edit your post, including the title, by clicking the Image button above and to the right of the text of your post.

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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 2:08 pm

UALOneKPlus wrote:thanks cfitz. Can you elaborate on the binary multipliers - MB vs Mibyte?

I sure can. In short:

1 K = 10^3 while 1 Ki = 2^10
1 M = 10^6 while 1 Mi = 2^20
1 G = 10^9 while 1 Gi = 2^30

Note, however, that in common computer usage K is often used when Ki is meant, M when Mi, G when Gi, etc. But not always. Sometimes K, M, G are used to mean 10^3, 10^6 and 10^9 even in the computer field. It gets to be rather confusing. For more detailed explanations read here:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 5338#55338
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 5514#55514

If you want the background as to how the discussion got started, you can scan through the entire thread starting here:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 5203#55203

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