AFAIK, the realistic max setting for SL media is 4472 MB. Many of us, create our own “max” at about 4460…my personal favorite and my good friend signals at about 4464 MB…you get the idea.
This presumes good quality media as this will burn close to the edge of the disc.
Re: the 4.7 GB disc size, forgive the c&p from a previous post of mine:
[I]One of the problems here is that two different methods or scales of measurement are being used, ie., decimal and binary.
Media manufacturers rate their blank discs in decimal (base 10) or 4.7 GB for an SL disc.
Unfortunately, your pc measures capacity in binary (base 2) or 4.38 GB for the same disc!
So in reality, your 4.7 GB disc really only holds 4.38 GB (rounded off) as far as your pc is concerned.
The default setting in Fab is 4300 MB.
With solid quality media, most of us safely push up around 4460.
You don’t want to burn too close to the edge, even with good media.
Doing so will predispose burn errors. This is much more risky with marginal or crappy discs.
Hope this helps.One of the problems here is that two different methods or scales of measurement are being used, ie., decimal and binary.[/I]