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Re: dual layered DVD's vs single layer etc....

On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 21:08:18 +0000
Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> In article <[🔎] BAY135-F33AE2370EF62B8EFF8193591D80@phx.gbl> you write:
> >Dear Debian people,
> >
> >This is a pretty dumb question.  But I think it has a little merit.
> >I bought myself a new Benq DVD rewriter and stuffed in my box.  This
> >one can handle dual layered DVDs as well as the single ones.
> >
> >I then realised after nosing around in the computer shop that dual
> >layered DVDs have a capacity of 8.5GB c.f. the single layered ones
> >of 4.4GB.
> 8.5 billion bytes vs. 4.7 billion bytes.
> >What a genius this guy is I here you say.
> >
> >A doubling of storage is what you would expect.
> >
> >My point is that whereas the Sarge 3.1 r3 release contains 15 CDs,
> >Etch comprises 21 CDs......
> >
> >Or 3 DVDs.....  But of course these are 3 single layer 4.4 GB DVDs.
> >
> >Once Etch comes out and everyones starts to work on Lenny, then
> >maybe it could get to thirty CDs or 4 or 5 DVDs.
> >
> >Once it gets to that size would dual layered DVD iso images be
> >considered to be parked in the repositories?
> *maybe*. We had some of this discussion before sarge released, when
> there was a chance that we might make sarge fit on a single DL
> DVD. See the debian-cd mailing list archives if you'd like to know
> more... :-)

Part of this discussion concerned the cost of DL media vs single
layer.At the time DL was about $8/disk while compared to maybe
$1.00/disk for SL, not a good value, imho. The economics may have

Greg Madden

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