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Very stupid question- Dvd-R size

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by analogkid, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. analogkid

    analogkid Guest

    Why is it that dvd-r's only have 4.36g of space, when the drives all state 4.7g's. Is the difference used to finalize the disc, or is it just a limitation of the recordable version of dvds. Thanks!
  2. jnihil

    jnihil Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2001
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    This is normal. The number specified is not using computer units:

    4700000000 / 1024 /1024 /1024 = 4.36GB.

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