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Old 04-12-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Inconsistent file size during Blag-140k-x86_64.iso download....


Blag-140k-x86_64 iso was 697 MB according to google chrome as well as firefox while downloading, but the downloads folder in Mac OS X thinks it's 730.9 MB. What is going on here? the MD5 checks out, but it's certainly bizarre that the file size was not consistently the same. http://s22.postimg.org/xfzcyluz3/Scr...1_24_43_PM.png
 
Old 04-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #2
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Has md5sum pass it okay?

If the site provides torrent then no need to download it whole again. You can use rtorrent, aria2c or gtk-transmission to only get parts which are damaged.

The size difference may be due to MB or MiB representation.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:15 AM   #3
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=697+MiB+to...ffsb&ia=answer
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:44 AM   #4
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wtf is the difference between MiB and MB??????
 
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See wikipedia on Megabyte and Mebibyte.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:38 AM   #6
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The difference is 10^6 bytes vs 2^20 bytes. The bytes are calculated by powers of two. Put another way is to multiply or divide by 1024 each time you want to convert a unit of KB, MB, GB, etc.

That is 1000*1000 vs 1024*1024.
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:28 AM   #7
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wait, why use base 10 when you're working with bits, which are binary (base 2) ???
 
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Probably marketing. You can use MiB to make your drives *seem* bigger to idiots. Remember that 99 of technical marketing is about selling things to the ignorant masses.
 
  


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