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    4.4gb only on a 105 dvdrw?

    I have a pioneer 105 dvd writer and for some reason i can only burn 4.489Gb using the latest version of nero. i have tried lots of diffrent media, do i need a firmware upgrade or can it only do this much?

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    I don't think you could get more than that on a DVDR - I haven't fit more than 4.3-4.4 on ever

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    i think 4.4 is about the most i can get on a dvd-r and mine's a 106
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    Whilst on the subject.... I bought a 200Gb Hard Drive and for some reason it only shows about 190Gb. WTF is going on?!?!?!

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    lol - thats the way it works i'm afraid..

    Hard drive manufacturers assume 1000kb in a megabyte ( which seems reasonable, given that kilo = 1000)

    unfortunatley, for a reason i can't remember or never knew :Q windows/computers use 1024 kb in a megabyte...

    but for some reason they don't use 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. Or do they? well i've confused myself now....but essentially that is where the disparity comes from. (cos there are less 1024's in your drive than there are 1000's)

    Some disgruntled people in America are trying to get HD manufacturers to name their drives with what you will achieve in windows, rather like the ruling on crt screen sizes..

    Could someone explain this properly now please ( facts and exerything)

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    I gots a 120 gig and I can only use 114... by time xp is on and fully installed with progs, i can only use 111gb

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    its to do with 8 bits in a byte and the whole binary setup i think :S dont quote me though
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    Yes it's to do with bits and bytes, lol. Well really it's because they don't work in base10, but we won't go into it.

    Anyway, manufacturers cheat as described above, and the stated capacity is always unformatted - once formatted some of that space is used up by the MFT/FAT/MBR and so on.
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    real hd size..

    HD size, divide by 1024, divide by 1024, times by 1,000,000 = actual size

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