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There are basically 4 different DVD+-R/W Sizes: -

DVD-5, holds around 4 700 000 000 bytes and that is 4.37 computer GB where 1 Kbytes is 1024 bytes* . DVD+R/W and DVD-R/W supports this format. Also called Single Sided Single Layered. This is the most common DVD Media, often called 4.7 GB Media.

DVD-10
, holds around 9 400 000 000 bytes and that is 8.75 computer GB. DVD+R/W and DVD-R/W supports this format. Also called Double Sided Single Layered.

DVD-9
, holds around 8 540 000 000 bytes and that is 7.95 computer GB. DVD+R supports this format. Also called Single Sided Dual Layered. This media is called DVD+R9, DVD+R DL or 8.5 GB Media.

DVD-18
, holds around 17 080 000 000 bytes and that is 15.9 computer GB. DVD+R supports this format. Also called Double Sided Dual Layered.

* In the computer world is 1 KB data = 1024 bytes so 4 700 000 000 bytes / 1024 = 4 589 843KB / 1024 = 4482MB / 1024 = 4.37GB.


DVD+R/W/DL and DVD-R/W exact sizes
DVD-R/W = 4 706 074 624 bytes ( 4488 MB )
DVD+R/W = 4 700 372 992 bytes ( 4482 MB )
DVD+R DL = 8 547 993 600 bytes ( 8152 MB )