sound card and freebsd v7.0

RW fbsd06 at
Sat Sep 27 16:07:06 UTC 2008

On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 09:44:07 +1000
jonathan michaels <jlm at> wrote:

> i do not understand this .. i mean i do not understant how freebsd can
> take a drive with the cylinders/heads/sectors that produces xxx
> million sectors that muitiplied by 512 bytes producs 120 gb (real gb)
> solaris also identifies this as a 120 gb drive as do several linux
> distrinutions (centos and ubuntu based).

FreeBSD is reporting it in 1024-based units like memory/storage is
usually reported within OSs - it's just that the use of MiB etc hasn't
really caught on. Manufacturers use decimal units.

It's actually reporting 114440MB rather than the 114GB you mentioned, so
it's a factor of (1000/1024)^2 not (1000/1024)^3. 

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