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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 01, 2006
    Van city
    G3 imac 500mhz and 266mhz, ipod mini
    DVDs only 4.5 GBs?
    Hello all, I am experienceing some really weird dvd issues on my imac G3 500mhz with external firewire dvd drive. It only recognizes my dvds as 4.5 Gbs when they are 4.7 plus this never happened when I had panther. Not only is this the case finder but also in Toast 6.1.1 what is the deal?

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    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Take whatever size they are telling you and multiply it by 1.024 and you should come up with 4.7gb's. DVD's are the same as hard drives, the advertised size is always more then it really is
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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    Aren't the dual layer ones more?

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    The dual layer should be double the size of a regular DVD, about 8.5GB.
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    yogi's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2005
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    iMac Core i5, iPad, iPhone 4
    You see, your DVD will need to give up some space for the sake of storing information on the data structure on the disc, file system information and such. So you cannot use all 4.7GB ever, even on a way much cooler windows peesee.
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