Solved

DVD Capacities

Posted on 2004-04-13
3
217 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Why is it that some production DVD's, like the ones you rent or buy fom Blockbuster, have a capacity upwards of 7GB?  DVD+R can't even do that unless you write both sides.
0
Comment
Question by:Brian Coughter
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 250 total points
ID: 10816031
They're called "dual-layer" dvds, effectively twice the capacity of single-sided, single-layer dvds, which are 4.3GB.  In June or thereabouts, dual-layer dvd writers will hit the market, but the media is still very expensive.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Brian Coughter
ID: 10816037
They wrie on one side of the disc?
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 10816611
Yes, one side of the disc.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Having issues meeting security compliance criteria because of those pesky USB drives? Then I can help you! This article will explain how to disable USB Mass Storage devices in Windows Server 2008 R2.
AWS Glacier is Amazons cheapest storage option and is their answer to a ‘Cold’ storage service.  Customers primarily use this service for archival purposes and storage of infrastructure backups.  Its unlimited storage potential and low storage cost …
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now