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Use correct IEC binary units KiB, MiB etc.

2014-07-05
2014-07-05
  • Hans Schmidts
    Hans Schmidts
    2014-07-05

    Since M, G etc. are decimal units, they must not be used as binary. All SW should use correct IEC binary units KiB, MiB etc. to avoid confusion (manufacturers of USB-Sticks, HDs etc. use M, G etc. since years correctly as decimal units).

    FFS 6.7 beta

     
  • Zenju
    Zenju
    2014-07-05

    There's a conflict here: On the one hand using metric units is the correct thing to do, but on the other hand the whole (Windows) world behaves otherwise. So in order to avoid user confusion, FreeFileSync follows the historically grown standard.

     
  • Zenju
    Zenju
    2014-07-05

    manufacturers of USB-Sticks, HDs etc. use M, G etc. since years correctly as decimal units

    Yeah, because it makes their devices look bigger :D