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Size of CD-RW
jfkaufeler Oct-23-00 08:03 PM
I have just bought a Philips CD-RW controller. When I use as a CD-RW medium as a CD-R medium is has the full 650 Mb capacity. When I want to use it as a CD-RW medium (e.g. formatted with Direct CD) it shows and has only a capacity of 559 Mb. What happens with the remaining 91 Mb? Can one get full capacity and how?

Many thanks for a good hint,

1. RE: Size of CD-RW
lbyard Oct-23-00 09:16 PM
In response to message 0
It's used for the formatting info. All drives have a smaller formatted capacity than the raw, unformatted capacity. Larry

2. RE: Size of CD-RW
jfkaufeler Oct-24-00 04:38 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry,

Thanks for your rapid answer. 91Mb out of 650Mb represents 14% formatting information. For CD-R formatting space is also required but much less (~3%). Jean-Francois

3. RE: Size of CD-RW
lbyard Oct-24-00 05:22 PM
In response to message 2
That's better than I got: http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/CD/hp8100i_3.htm. Larry

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