dvd data: is it 4.7gb or what ??

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  1. giovanni macrumors regular

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    I can't get this right. On Apple's own DVD-R it is written quite clearly 4.7gb media, however when I insert an empty disk it shows it has only 4.28gb available.

    What am I missing ? well, I mean apart from 0.42gb (quite substantial I would think). Any ideas ?

    thx
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    maybe it's something like how a 40 GB HD holds only 38.3 GB because it's 4.7 GigaBits and 4.28 GigaBytes
     
  3. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    email apple n tell em to change it to 4.4...
    or it could be what stoid said, or could be just that disc :S
     
  4. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Its not gigabits vs. gigabytes, its giBibytes vs. giGabytes, And while that is part of the issue, the rest is lost to formatting.
     

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