Nero DVD burning question : 4.7GB discs or 4.5GB ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hey !

    I am using NERO to burn my discs and things.

    I wanted to burn some backup files on a dvd, and on the DVD it says that the size it is 4.7GB (like any dvd).

    On Nero I get a maximum DVD space of 4.5GB.

    Where did those 200MB's go ?

    I need to configure something ?

    BTW, I am using latest nero.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yalooze

    yalooze OSNN Addict

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    4.7GB on a DVD refers to 4.7 billion bytes and company's calculate this as 1000b = 1kb, 1000kb = 1mb and 1000mb = 1gb.

    In reality this should be 1024kb = 1mb and 1024mb = 1gb, so you lose 24 bytes for every 1000.

    You can usually fit around 4.38GB (using windows sizes) on a single dvd.
     
  3. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    bummer..

    Liars....

    Now i got to use 2 discs :(