Documentation of SQL-Server Express database size limit is worng - by quandary1

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Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/13/2014 5:19:37 AM
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As written on

and recited countless times all over the web, 
and probably you'd find it on a few pages on MSDN, 
the new limit of SQL-Server express is 10 GB, up from 4 GB in the old version.

However, the actual limit is neither 10GB nor 10GiB, it's actually 10'240MB (10 * 1'024 MB).
This is neither 10 GB (10 * 10E9 Bytes) nor is it 10GiB (10'737'418'240 Bytes).

It's only 95% of what I would have interpreted as being 10GiB (10'240'000'000*100/10'737'418'240 Bytes).

This is definitely a bug in the documentation, and may also be considered fraudulent advertising.
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/29/2014 at 10:39 AM
Thank you for your comment. I will try to get more specific information next time the limit is changed.