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  • PrinceGaz - Thursday, August 12, 2004 - link

    DVD manufacturers use the same decimal GB that hard-drive manufacturers do

    DVD = 4.7 decimal GB = approx 4,700,000,000 bytes = approx 4.38 binary GB

    DVD DL = 8.5 decimal GB = approx 8,540,000,000 bytes = approx 7.95 binary GB

    They really are 4.7GB single-layer and 8.5GB dual-layer (not 9.4GB) capacity.
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  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, August 07, 2004 - link

    PriceGaz, actually they are double capacity. A normal DVDR is advertised as 4.7GB (Hence DVDR-5) but it really can only hold 4.38GB or something like that.

    Kristopher
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  • PrinceGaz - Saturday, August 07, 2004 - link

    On page 2, DVD burners "Keep in mind, however, that this drive does not play nicely with DVD-DL, so don't expect to cram 9.4 gigs onto a DVD without some major compression on your behalf."

    Dual layer actually only stores 8.5GB, not 9.4GB (its not double the capacity of single layer).
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