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From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>

Date: Thu Dec 30 16:46:44 1999

Three people (I was one) posted the specs of the Q-540, which may or may

not be the 540 that Richard asked about. The Quantum GoDrive540, and

Quantum ProDrive540 are DIFFERENT specs entirely with more than 10 times

the capacity.

*> If you mean a Q540, then Spininfo says 8 heads, 512 cylinders, RWC = WPC
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*> = 256, FH 5 1/4", 36 Mb, MFM.
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*> Model Interface Capacity Cylinders Heads Sectors
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*> Q540 MFM 36MB 512 8 17
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BOTH of the references quoted call that "36MB".

Simple arithmetic:

8 * 512 * 17 * 512 gives 35,651,584

IF a megabyte is 1048576, then that is exactly 34 megabytes.

EVERYBODY here is capable of doing that multiplication.

Are we going to completely give in to the SLEAZE and redefine meg as

1,000,000, and K as 1,000?

Q: If IBM ran a donut shop, how many donuts would there be in a dozen?

Date: Thu Dec 30 16:46:44 1999

Three people (I was one) posted the specs of the Q-540, which may or may

not be the 540 that Richard asked about. The Quantum GoDrive540, and

Quantum ProDrive540 are DIFFERENT specs entirely with more than 10 times

the capacity.

BOTH of the references quoted call that "36MB".

Simple arithmetic:

8 * 512 * 17 * 512 gives 35,651,584

IF a megabyte is 1048576, then that is exactly 34 megabytes.

EVERYBODY here is capable of doing that multiplication.

Are we going to completely give in to the SLEAZE and redefine meg as

1,000,000, and K as 1,000?

Q: If IBM ran a donut shop, how many donuts would there be in a dozen?

-- Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin_at_xenosoft.comReceived on Thu Dec 30 1999 - 16:46:44 GMT

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