Seagate pays out over GB definition
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:31 AM
Four people sued the company, saying they expected its drives to offer greater capacity than that actually provided. Seagate manufactures its drives based on powers of ten, with 1KB equalling 1,000 bytes. The claimants argued that 1KB of storage should compromise 1,024 bytes.
On a 1GB drive, this would make the difference between one billion bytes of storage, and 1,073,741,824 bytes. Other manufacturers, such as Samsung and Hitachi, also measure hard-drive capacity with 1KB equalling 1,000 bytes, whereas all operating systems are based on 1KB equalling 1,024 bytes.
Because the lawsuit is a "class action", the settlement is available to all Seagate customers.
Seagate denies any fault, but it has offered to pay the refund for any drive which was bought between 22 March, 2001 and 26 September, 2007. The offer is awaiting approval by the presiding judge.
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:45 PM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:58 AM
I wonder what people would sue for next...
Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:06 PM
Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:58 PM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:01 PM
and Im here to teach you bout some people.
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N* dont get it twisted, I get my paper herrr every DAY!
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