@ AC 2nd October 2009 15:45 GMT
"HDD manufacturers had been selling HDD's with capacities where kilo was base ten long before this."
Any manufacturers doing that were naughty, but I've pesonally never come across any HDs using that scheme before 1998 (then again, I didn't use them much before then anyway - lol).
I agree base 2 lends itself to easier low-level programming because of the nature of binary and hardware arrays, but that's what you get when wisdom is substituted by bureaucrats .
As it stands *today*, HD manufacturers aren't being deceptive with their capacities.