Greater than 4.7GB on a DVD?

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I bought a system recovery disk from HP for my laptop and wanted to make a backup of it but quickly realized (well, Nero did) that there 6.44GB of data on the dvd.

All the data is on one side of the dvd, so........

How can I copy the dvd?

John  88{Q
Question by:tcengineer
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi tcengineer,

    You are going to need a Dual Layer DVD that holds 8.5GB instead of 4.7GB.

    Author Comment

    Can a non-dual-layer dvd plater read it?
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    Expert Comment

    No, you will need a Dual-Layer DVD player to read the disc
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    Expert Comment

    If you don't already you are going to need a Dual Layer DVD Player to read the disc.

    Author Closing Comment

    I figured it would be an easy one, but being out of touch with media capacities, I wanted to make sure.

    Thanks skywalker!

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