I have a number of thumb drives and hard drives. One hard drive I bought was said to be 2TB but its actual capacity is about 1.8 TB. A couple of thumb drives I got say they are 16 GB but on the back say:
1MB = 1,000,000 bytes /
1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
This definition is the reason why I've accepted the false advertising on hard drive space, even though conventionally:
1KB = 1024 bytes
1MB = 1024x1024 bytes
1GB = 1024x1024x1024 bytes
1KB = 1000 bytes
1MB = 1000x1000 bytes
1GB = 1000x1000x1000 bytes
As we get to higher levels the amount of space that is lost by this rounding down increases.
But isn't this still false advertising? E.g., in Australia could I get a refund as I was misled in the believe that a thumb/hard drive had the higher capacity?