K3b sees 4.7GB DVD+R as 4.4 GB

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 15:05:05 UTC 2006


Thanks guys. I did the maths myself. This sucks. Dam marketing, and from
Sony no less.

On 1/14/06, Peter Arremann <loony at loonybin.org> wrote:
>
> On Saturday 14 January 2006 01:36, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > Hello. I want to burn to dvd some data which is just a tad over 4.4GB. I
> > have some Sony 4.7GB DVD+R blank media. However K3b insists that the
> media
> > is two small for the data. Anyone has an idea what is actually going on?
> >
> > Thank you.
> marketing at its finest... the 4.7GB are marketing Giga Bytes - with a
> base of
> 1000 rather than 1024. Some people us GiB to indicate that they really
> mean
> 1024 base. For GB to GiB you have roughly -7.5% difference.
>
> 4.7 GB / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000 = 4.38 GiB
>
> You'll see the same with virtually all storage devices - including
> harddisks.
> Read the specs for your harddisk and then check with fdisk or something
> like
> that how big it really is :-)
>
> Peter.
>
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