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Andy Flesner
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

i was wanting to get a rw-cd-rom and copy DVD's on it, but i was wondering how big the DVD is, because a CD-ROM is only 650MB. Please tell me if you know. thanx.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

A cd -RW wont do a DVD. they use different formatting
to answer your question, a DVD will have anywhere from
3.5 GIGa byte to 17.5 GIGa byte.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:23 pm:   

On the dvd rewritables a single side is 2.6gig. But since the dvd disc are double sided you can write a total of 5.2gig. That's about the biggest I've seen. You can't write to a dvd disc with a regular rewritable, but there is such a thing as a dvd rewritable. Creative labs has a scsi drive and panasonic has a couple of ide drives but price wise your looking in the $600 to $700 and even up to $800 range. The rewritable disc themselves can run almost $40. Hope this helps.

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