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Maximum size of a CD-ROM?

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January 22, 2011 7:03:05 AM


Basically, I was looking for CD's about 25 - 50GB (Maybe even a hundred, I doubt it) in size, but all I can find are Blu-Ray Disks, and I'm pretty sure that you need a Blu-Ray reading Disk Drive to use those.

So my question is, can you actually get CD's 25 - 50GB in size?

I've tried Google, and it just comes up with Blu-Ray all the time, nothing else.

Anyhow, thanks for any advice.

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a b G Storage
January 22, 2011 11:39:54 AM

No. Max size for a cd is about 700 MB. Single layer DVD's are about 4.7 GB. Dual layer DVD's are about 8.5 GB.
a c 180 G Storage
January 22, 2011 7:17:49 PM

A normal CD can hold up to 800 mb if you over-burn, but this can lead to a loss of data, because the is lead room to close the disk.not recommended!
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January 23, 2011 12:00:18 AM

Wow, I was way off then, so basically, if I want to have a 25GB Disk Storage I'll have to go out and buy a Blu-Ray Disk Reader?

Or would my normal DVD Disk Drive read Blu-Ray disks? All I want to do is to be able to store folders on them and such, not watch movies, just store files that I can transfer back and forth between my PC and the disk.
a c 180 G Storage
January 23, 2011 12:04:15 AM

a bluray rom will read the discs but a burner will let you burn and store!
January 23, 2011 3:08:58 AM

Damn, so really, my only alternative is to get a cheap external HDD, can anyone recommend any 100 - 150GB external HDD's? Preferably Hitachi, if they actually make them, I read that they're the most reliable.
January 25, 2011 5:46:32 AM

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help.