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

luish

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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!
 

yalooze

OSNN Addict
#2
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.
 

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