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Seagate intros Innov8: A USB-powered 8TB external hard drive

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Re: Is it really 8TB?

I suspect it is 8TB unformatted as drive manufacturers report sizes, ie 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes as opposed to 1099511627776 bytes that you might be expecting.

In addition to to the TB/TiB difference you will also have the usual loss of capacity due to formatting.

(yes, it annoys me too even though 1TB being 10004 is mathematically (decimal) correct, being an old fogey the binary 10244 is what would seem more logical)

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