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MB instead of KB view.   [General]

By: Michael Kahn       
Date: Sep 30,2003 at 12:21
In Response to: MB instead of KB view. (Ramon Ebdon)

> I believe theres already a multiplier spec in the alt+f10 options (ie: the
> true value of a KByte as 1024 bytes or the rubbish value that HD
> manufacturers give us at 1000 bytes = a KByte.)
> That would set the same thing for "true" MB/GB etc in the Tree
> Stats .. or "I'm a marketing junkie and I love false info - 1000Bytes
> = 1 KByte"

There is, and if "K" is not even seen then you don't have as many "mb" as you think you have.

> When you're looking at hundreds of millions of KBytes, it gets a bit
> ridiculous :)

And when you are dealing with individual files and set of files, it would be more than a "bit" (no pun intended :) ridiculous to see the size in mb. If all you do is copy the contents of one drive to another, then of course mb is all you need. If on the other hand, you are doing "file/dir management", then bytes and Kbytes are better in most cases. If you have many mb or a gb in your directories, then most likely you could benefit from creating meaningful subdirectories.


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