Posts Tagged ‘gigabyte’

Gigabyte to Terabytes

September 26th, 2012 Comments off

For fun, here is a comparison of some old storage media with something in our data recovery lab right now.


On the left is an IBM 3380 ‘direct storage access device’ circa 1980. Capacity: 1 GB. On the right, a RAID recovery on one of our lab workbenches, set up in a couple of storage cases. Capacity: 48 TB.

The cases and the old IBM device are about the same …

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What is a Megabyte (MB) and Gigabyte (GB)?

September 15th, 2009 Comments off

Hard Drive Capacity Defining how hard drive manufacturers and operating system interpret megabytes and gigabytes.

Hard Drive Manufacturer Capacity Definitions The listed capacity is an unformatted (raw) capacity. After partitioning and formatting, actual storage capacities may vary depending on the operating system and configuration. Maxtor adheres to the NIST and IEC definitions of Megabyte and Gigabyte.

Examples: 1 MB = One Million Bytes 1 GB = One Billion Bytes

Operating System & BIOS …