Format of an 8.5 GB double-layer DVD recordable disc

Pierre Woerlee, Wim Koppers, Hubert Martens, Jaap Nijboer, Ronald van den Oetelaar, Hans Spruit, Paul Weijenbergh

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A single-sided double-layer DVD one-time recordable disc with a storage capacity of 8.5 GByte has been developed for the first time. The disc format is designed for maximum compatibility with existing DVD players and DVD read only drives. The physical format of the DVD+R double-layer disc is described in detail. Physical parameters, compatibility, double-layer effects and margins are discussed. At the end a short description of the logical format is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage 2004
EditorsB.V.K. Vijaya Kumar, Hirochimi Kobori
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Data Storage 2004 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 200421 Apr 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical Data Storage 2004
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


  • Double-layer
  • DVD
  • DVD+R
  • Format
  • Optical storage
  • Physical format
  • Recordable

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