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01-13-2001, 09:40 PM
hey how much can a Single Sided, Single Layered DVD hold? (e.g X.X Gig)

01-13-2001, 09:56 PM
I don't have the exact figures in front of me, but according to Crutchfield, a leader in mail-order electronics, the basic DVD disk holds around twice the amount of an average CD, that being somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.4GB, but don't quote me. I don't have the magazine in front of me for reference.

01-13-2001, 10:06 PM
According to this link:


4.7 gig.


01-13-2001, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by RJKUgly

4.7 gig.

8.5 gigs if it's 2-layer.

*per side*.

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