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# How long to burn 100 GB onto DVD?

Mike Kohary
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 04-09-2004
"Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
> > "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> >> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

> >
> > You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

but in
> > the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
> >
> > 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> > Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

the
> > number pi also different on DVD?

>
> In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
> different?

That's incorrect, Justin.

Mike

Mike Kohary
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"Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> TCS wrote on [Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:30:10 -0500]:
> > On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 14:14:57 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
> >>> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is

1000MB....
> >>>
> >>> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

but in
> >>> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
> >>>
> >>> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1

gigabyte.
> >>> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

the
> >>> number pi also different on DVD?

> >
> >>In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
> >>different?

> >
> > In the HD world, 1 megabyte=1000000 bytes

>
> doh. Yeah. Too little coffee this morning.

You guys are both stoned, but you're right that I did skip a step - doh! It
should be:

8 bits = 1 byte
1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte (that's the part I skipped)
1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte

That applies to computer memory, floppy disks, hard drives, CD, what have
you. I'm not aware that DVDs are exempt from this decades-long accepted
convention. Do you have references otherwise?

Mike

Mike Kohary
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> "Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > > In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is

1000MB....
> >
> > You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

but
> in
> > the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
> >
> > 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> > Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

the
> > number pi also different on DVD?

>
> http://pcguide.com/intro/fun/bindec.htm

Thanks for the link. I have to admit I'm shocked that decimal measures have
apparently entered the lexicon, which I frankly think is stupid. Binary
measures are well established and should continue to be used exclusively. I
really don't care that it causes confusion among the mainstream. The link
doesn't address DVD in particular - does it indeed use a decimal measure?

Mike

Justin
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 04-09-2004
Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 09:51:07 -0700]:
> "Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> TCS wrote on [Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:30:10 -0500]:
>> > On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 14:14:57 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> >>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
>> >>> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is

> 1000MB....
>> >>>
>> >>> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

> but in
>> >>> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>> >>>
>> >>> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1

> gigabyte.
>> >>> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

> the
>> >>> number pi also different on DVD?
>> >
>> >>In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
>> >>different?
>> >
>> > In the HD world, 1 megabyte=1000000 bytes

>>
>> doh. Yeah. Too little coffee this morning.

>
> You guys are both stoned, but you're right that I did skip a step - doh! It
> should be:

But it isn't

> 8 bits = 1 byte
> 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte (that's the part I skipped)
> 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
> 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte
>
> That applies to computer memory, floppy disks, hard drives, CD, what have
> you. I'm not aware that DVDs are exempt from this decades-long accepted
> convention. Do you have references otherwise?

Hasn't applied to Hard Drives for at least 5 years

TCS
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On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 17:07:37 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 09:51:07 -0700]:
>> "Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)2go.com...
>>> TCS wrote on [Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:30:10 -0500]:
>>> > On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 14:14:57 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> >>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
>>> >>> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> >>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >>>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is

>> 1000MB....
>>> >>>
>>> >>> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

>> but in
>>> >>> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1

>> gigabyte.
>>> >>> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

>> the
>>> >>> number pi also different on DVD?
>>> >
>>> >>In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
>>> >>different?
>>> >
>>> > In the HD world, 1 megabyte=1000000 bytes
>>>
>>> doh. Yeah. Too little coffee this morning.

>>
>> You guys are both stoned, but you're right that I did skip a step - doh! It
>> should be:

>But it isn't

>> 8 bits = 1 byte
>> 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte (that's the part I skipped)
>> 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
>> 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte
>>
>> That applies to computer memory, floppy disks, hard drives, CD, what have
>> you. I'm not aware that DVDs are exempt from this decades-long accepted
>> convention. Do you have references otherwise?

>Hasn't applied to Hard Drives for at least 5 years

It's never applied to hard drives. Only programmers trying to save the
effort of doing a binary->decimal conversion used kilo=1024, etc.

Mike Kohary
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"TCS" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> >> 8 bits = 1 byte
> >> 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte (that's the part I skipped)
> >> 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
> >> 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte
> >>
> >> That applies to computer memory, floppy disks, hard drives, CD, what

have
> >> you. I'm not aware that DVDs are exempt from this decades-long

accepted
> >> convention. Do you have references otherwise?

>
> >Hasn't applied to Hard Drives for at least 5 years

>
> It's never applied to hard drives. Only programmers trying to save the
> effort of doing a binary->decimal conversion used kilo=1024, etc.

It has always and still applies to hard drives. Put a 40GB hard drive in
your system and tell me how much storage it actually gives you.

It actually applies to everything computer related. If that's changing,
it's because it's *changing*; i.e. what applies is being altered from what I
state above, which is historically correct.

Mike

Justin
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 04-09-2004
Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 12:23:05 -0700]:
> "TCS" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>> >> 8 bits = 1 byte
>> >> 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte (that's the part I skipped)
>> >> 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
>> >> 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte
>> >>
>> >> That applies to computer memory, floppy disks, hard drives, CD, what

> have
>> >> you. I'm not aware that DVDs are exempt from this decades-long

> accepted
>> >> convention. Do you have references otherwise?

>>
>> >Hasn't applied to Hard Drives for at least 5 years

>>
>> It's never applied to hard drives. Only programmers trying to save the
>> effort of doing a binary->decimal conversion used kilo=1024, etc.

>
> It has always and still applies to hard drives. Put a 40GB hard drive in
> your system and tell me how much storage it actually gives you.

And how much does tha hard drive manufacturer claim it is?

See?

> It actually applies to everything computer related. If that's changing,
> it's because it's *changing*; i.e. what applies is being altered from what I
> state above, which is historically correct.

Hard Drives have been marketed this way for years.

Mike Kohary
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 04-09-2004
"Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> >
> > It has always and still applies to hard drives. Put a 40GB hard drive

in
> > your system and tell me how much storage it actually gives you.

>
> And how much does tha hard drive manufacturer claim it is?
>
> See?
>
> > It actually applies to everything computer related. If that's changing,
> > it's because it's *changing*; i.e. what applies is being altered from

what I
> > state above, which is historically correct.

>
> Hard Drives have been marketed this way for years.

Marketing <> reality.

Mike

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 04-09-2004
Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 14:24:43 -0700]:
> "Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> >
>> > It has always and still applies to hard drives. Put a 40GB hard drive

> in
>> > your system and tell me how much storage it actually gives you.

>>
>> And how much does tha hard drive manufacturer claim it is?
>>
>> See?
>>
>> > It actually applies to everything computer related. If that's changing,
>> > it's because it's *changing*; i.e. what applies is being altered from

> what I
>> > state above, which is historically correct.

>>
>> Hard Drives have been marketed this way for years.

>
> Oh, I see, you're talking about marketing. I'm talking about reality.
>
> Marketing <> reality.
>
> Mike

If that were the case then lawsuits over false advertising, claiming a
250GB HD only had 230 or so GB space.

Mark Jones
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 04-09-2004
"Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> You are correct. They are slightly different when applied to binary
> language for reasons of binary structure. Since there are no prefixes

that
> mean "1024", these prefixes are considered "close enough". This is a
> well-established and accepted convention. Though I suppose it could be

true
> and I just haven't heard about it, I highly doubt that DVDs (which are
> simply another digital storage medium and store the same bits and bytes as
> any other disk) are exempt from this nomenclature. Feel free to either
> prove me wrong with a reference, or let me know that I took the hook.

It would appear that the manufacturers are hyping things to make
it look like we are going to get more than we really receive.

The formatted capacity of my 250 GB hard drive is just slightly
less than 250 billion bytes, or 232 GB. I wish that they would
just be honest regarding the actual capacity of storage media
instead of playing games with the numbers. Even if the
unformatted capacity is 250 GB, that is a meaningless number
because it can't be used unless you format the drive.