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BURNING DATA DVDs w/1 pure iso file 4gb

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Ataxonu, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Ataxonu

    Ataxonu Member

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    Hi guys... I have many isos on backup on my external hdd and would like to save them as a whole in a pure and uncompressed format onto a DVD-R... So the entire ISO, still ISOed, is saved as DATA to a DVD-R... The problem is that my record software RecordNow DX (v4.0 oldish) is telling me that it can't burn a single file >4GB to the DVD-R... This limit is known to be a limit on file sizes in FAT32, but you guys know that all blank dvd-r are not preformatted for the FAT32 file system...??? My Windows XP is running on a NTFS partition so I don't have any problem there and external HDDs that are still formatted in FAT32 cannot take a >4GB file (understandable), but why can't the dang DVD-R take it...??? Any advice would be gladly appreciated...
     
  2. Jerry746

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    What is the exact size of this file? Blank dvd media can only hold 4.36 gig. If your file is slightly over the 4 gig you are stating, can it be that its actually over 4.36 gig. When doing a dvd backup it is always a good idea to keep file size to 4.3 gig to allow some blank space at the outer edge of the disc where most errors happen. I would think when doing data files the same practice would be a good idea. This is just a possible cause for your problem. Not really sure.

    Jerry
     

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