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I have a magnavox ZC320MW8B/F7 DVD recorder. after I erase a disk on it then look at the properties of that disk on the drive in my computer I see a result as shown in the attached picture. I'd like an explanation of why it shows 3.46 GB of used space on a supposedly empty disk. there are TS and RM folders on the disk with some files in them but these only add up to a little over 1 MB.

Just curious, Jim B.

I'd like to add another question. If I set the recording mode to SP (2 hrs) what happens if what I am recording runs a little over 2 hrs (say 10 minutes)?
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I have a magnavox ZC320MW8B/F7 DVD recorder. after I erase a disk on it then look at the properties of that disk on the drive in my computer I see a result as shown in the attached picture. I'd like an explanation of why it shows 3.46 GB of used space on a supposedly empty disk. there are TS and RM folders on the disk with some files in them but these only add up to a little over 1 MB.

Just curious, Jim B.

I'd like to add another question. If I set the recording mode to SP (2 hrs) what happens if what I am recording runs a little over 2 hrs (say 10 minutes)?

The DVDR OS doesn't "delete" files just the pointers (location info) to the files, so it sees a "blank" disc... all space available for re-recording over the "deleted" files. The PC OS doesn't understand DVDR file systems so it just sees the files still on the disc.

If you do a manual recording (press REC), you should be able to get over 2 hours... the HDD Mags can get slightly more than 2:10:00 at SP. Let a recording run to end of disc just so you know how many minutes your unit can record manually (real-time record, or RTR).

Here's a chart of DVD rec times for the HDD Mags.
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