Burning Full Capacity in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cblackburn, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. cblackburn macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I am trying to birn 4.42GB worth of Data to a DVD using the finder. However, when I try to do so I get an error saying that the disc that I have inserted is not big enough to burn to. Is there a way that I can harness the full capacity of my DVD's?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    A standard one-sided DVD can hold 4,700,000,000 bytes. Divide that by 1024^3 (bytes/GB) and you get ~4.377GB. So you are over the limit by about 50MB.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    That's because 4.42GB is too big. The actual capacity of a DVD-R is 4.3772GB, or 4,700,000,000/1024/1024/1024. Sorry. :eek:

    EDIT: Damn! Beaten to the punch by stoid! Fastest fingers in the universe! :D
     

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