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#1 Daytona2

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

I bought an Kingston Elite Pro 133x 8Gb Compact Flash (CF) card for my Canon A70 Powershot camera off eBay but it only formats to 7.4Gb. This seems like a large loss to me - is this reasonable ? I formatted it on the camera as I have no ability to do it on a computer.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

See here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,50738.msg318078.html#msg318078

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:03 PM

Doh! Many thanks Broni.

So to summarise for anyone else who stumbles across this Canon Gigabytes are in base 2 and Kingston gigabytes are in base 10.

More on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

All hard drive, USB flash drive manufacturers do the very same thing.

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