My god! Why wont people just take responsibility for their own actions these days.
"Oh I ****ed up and didn't research what product I was buying, I'll sue the company for my stupidity!"
This culture of Sue me, Sue you has got to come to an end as it's really starting to get out of hand.
True, but then again companies should stop advertising storage space that users will never get to be able to use. It's always been common practice with HD vendors providing information that was technically correct but presented in units different that those the user would be seeing later, just so the drives look bigger than they actually are.
Customers buying a hard drive shouldn't have to go researching about 1000 vs 1024 conventions, same as they shouldn't have to dig online to learn that only half of the advertised storage space on a certain device will be available. I mean, it's easy: just put the actual available space on the frigging box.
But then 16GB doesn't look as good as 32GB on a $500 tablet, does it?
Average consumers will only care about how much stuff they'll be able to store on the table, no one cares if the whole drive is 32GB or 10TB if they only will get to use 16GB.