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January 5, 2012 9:26 AM Subscribe
Are GBs given for SSD capacities actually GiBs (2^30 bytes each) or standard "hard disk GBs" (10^9 bytes each)?
posted by themel to computers & internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to transparently replace a 250 GB conventional laptop hard disk (this one
) with an SSD (this one
) tagged as "240 GB" and wondering whether it will be large enough to just copy the existing partition (fills entire drive) over byte-for-byte.
Will it be large enough to do this?
Bonus question: How likely is a byte-for-byte copy of the disk to result in an unchanged Windows XP system?