GB (Gigabyte) and GiB (Gibibyte) are two different digital data storage scales defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
In short - GiB is base 2, GB is base 10.
- GiB = 2 to the 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes (base 2)
- GB = 10 to the 9th power (1,000,000,000) bytes (base 10)
USABLE CAPACITY (FAT32)
When you mount the SSD to a computer, the computer may show a different storage capacity than the capacity in the SSD name. The following reasons may cause different storage capacity to be displayed:
- Each operating system calculates storage capacity differently.
- Each operating system may measure the storage either in Gigabytes (GB) or Gibibytes (GiB).
- The SSD format (FAT32 vs other formats) affects the capacity.
The table below shows the storage capacity in GB and GiB for each RED MINI-MAG (when formatted as FAT32).
|SSD Type||Usable Space (GB)||Usable Space (GiB)|
|RED MINI-MAG 120GB||120.02GB||111.78GiB|
|RED MINI-MAG 240GB||240.03GB||223.54GiB|
|RED MINI-MAG 480GB||480.05GB||447.08GiB|
|RED MINI-MAG 960GB||960.08GB||894.14GiB|
|RED MINI-MAG 1TB||1024.08GB||953.75GiB|
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