Re: 700Mb CD formats as 576Mb
"widaman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Don't Format Your CD,
> Instead, you have to ERASE the files that are on the disk, to return
> the 702mb.
> if you format, you will get 576mb.
Formatting CDs is only useful for UDF/drag and drop functionality for
copying files onto them. It's incompatible with music CD format, Video CD,
or other disc mastering formats. As you've already found out the formatting
itself reduces the storage capacity of the disc considerably. Regular CD-R
can be formatted but never erased clean again back to their original
capacity. Once data is written on them, including the formatting, that space
is consumed permanently as deleted files are merely hidden, not removed.
Only CDRW or DVDRW can be erased back to full capacity and reused.