Seagate settles class action: cash back over misleading hard drive capacities

The world’s largest hard disk manufacturer will offer customers 5% cash back on disk drives bought over the last six years in order to settle a legal action over the measurement of hard drive capacity.

But the real story starts way back, when marketers decided 24 bytes didn’t mean much. In modern terms, it’s equivalent to a fraction of a cent, or the weight of a feather atop a two tonne truck.

Story at http://apcmag.com/7449/seagate_offers_cash_to_customers_for_missing_megabytes via CoU.

You can file your claim at http://www.harddrive-settlement.com/

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