Clarify between decimal bytes and binary bytes
Kevin D Butt
kdbutt at us.ibm.com
Wed Jul 7 09:37:23 PDT 2010
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I believe that the time has come to clear up confusion in the industry
about the units used in T10 standards. There should be a clause added in
each of the standards describing the difference between decimal bytes
(e.g., MB = 10^6) and binary bytes (e.g., MiB = 2^20). There has been
this definition in IEC for since Dec 1998.
I hesitate to bring in a solo proposal to modify SSC-4 or even SPC-4 when
this issue should apply to all standards.
Does anybody disagree that T10 should clarify the units being used in our
What is the preferred manner in which we should proceed to make sure this
clarification is added to each standard?
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
MS 6TYA, 9000 S. Rita Rd., Tucson, AZ 85744
Fax: 520-799-2723 (T/L:321)
Email address: kdbutt at us.ibm.com
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