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  1. forever

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    hello , i just got a benq 1655 dvd burner , but i have 1 query , how much data in MBs can be burnt on an empty 4.7 gb DVD recordable , coz whenevr i tried going above 4,500 MB , it prompted me to remove some data , answer in MBs wuld be appreciated , ,plz reply,thnx :)
     
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    int86 You'r Born Free

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    harware manufactures calculate
    1GB = 1000MB = 1000 x 1000 KB

    where as software manufactures calculates
    1 GB = 1024 MB = 1024 x 1024 kb

    So do ur calculations
     
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    ^^^ so it shuld be able to go till 4700 MB , why does it prompt me after 4500 MB then , is somthing wrong with the settings :(
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    No it doesn't come to 4700 MB it comes to around 4500.
     
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    thnx for replying, i just wanted to confirm :)
     
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    Metric System Asumes in powers of ten.
    one Mega byte = 10 raised to 6 Bytes

    The binary system counts on powers of two.
    one Mega byte' = 2^10 = 1024 bytes.

    Hence the discripancy.
     
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