SUMMARY: 18g disks with 7506 cyl shorted

From: Rick Francis <>
Date: Thu Nov 01 2001 - 23:02:05 EST
A. best answer!

The problem is that the disk drive vendors use the Bill Clinton
standard for honesty ... what they call an 18 GB drive is really an 18
billion byte drive, which, if you do the math, works out to ~16.86 GB.

-----Original Message-----OS=solaris 2.6

problem: 18gb disks inserted in multipacks clearly have 7506 cylinders
labeled on them, in format, they show 7506 cyl as well. however, the backup
slice (2) only shows the disk to have 16.85gb of storage available???

what gives.

thanks again for your time.


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