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SubjectRe: GB vs. MB

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Ray Van Tassle-CRV004 wrote:

> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 8:21:15 -0600
> From: Ray Van Tassle-CRV004 <>
> To:,
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: GB vs. MB
> > >I think we should just be glad that hard disk manufacturers
> > >don't throw in a factor of 4 for compression -- not yet anyway.
> >
> > Yet. I shudder to think what will happen if/when we get hardware
> > compression on drives.
> Tape drives are sold this way now. YUCH. I always have to do a mental
> "divide by two" when reading their claims.

It pisses me off that there is a listed capacity for a tape drive at all.
The listed spec for a tape drive should be bytes per inch, not a fixed
size. And however long a tape you can get, multiply it out to get

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