Bloomberg Law
Jan. 23, 2020, 3:33 PM

SanDisk Beats Suit Alleging Deceptive Storage Space Claims

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

SanDisk LLC is entitled to the permanent dismissal of a proposed class action alleging the company misled consumers about the capacity of its electronic storage devices, a federal court in San Jose ruled.

SanDisk manufactures storage devices including flash drives and removable memory cards. The packaging for these devices denote their storage capacity in terms of “GBs,” or gigabytes. But this term can be ambiguous—it can mean either one billion (10 to the ninth power) bytes, in the base-10 or decimal counting system, or it can mean 1,073,741,824 (2 to the 30th power) bytes, in the base-2 or binary counting ...