Size of HD DVD and Blu Ray Backups?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Nidge, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Nidge

    Nidge Member

    Hi all,

    I'm planning to use Any DVD HD to back my HD DVDs and Blu Rays to my HDD.

    Am I right in thinking that as HD DVDs use 30Gb disks that the maximum size of each backed up film will be 30Gb and with Blu Ray that as they use a maximum of 50Gb discs that the maximum size of a backed up Blu Ray film will be 50Gb?

    The main reason I'm asking is I'm about to order myself a hard drive and as I've got 20 HD DVDs I'm thinking that 20 x 30Gb= 600Gb, so I will need at most a 750Gb drive to store them?

  2. rfielder

    rfielder Well-Known Member

    I have a copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. Two Blu-Ray discs.

    Ripping both discs uses almost 100Gb disc.

    All of a sudden, 1Tb drives don't seem to big...........
  3. Nidge

    Nidge Member

    Thanks-that would indicate that my rough calculations that each Blu Ray disk is a maximum of 50Gb? :clap:
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Yes. Using some of the techniques in the forum you can pair that down a bit by removing unnecessary garbage from your disc and doing a movie only image, but, it's still going to take 20-30 gigs on average. Perhaps more if you leave a lot of the audio tracks in place. 1T isn't much these days for sure.
  5. Nidge

    Nidge Member

    Good stuff, I was just looking for a rough rule of thumb to calculate what size HDD I would need to create ISOs of my 20 HD DVDs so it looks like a 750GB will be more than enough!
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I'm not sure I agree with "more than enough" but it should be a good start. :)
  7. Nidge

    Nidge Member

    20 x HD DVDs at 30Gb each=600Gb though, so surely 750Gb will be enough?
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    For HD DVD, sure, but, for Blu-ray not necessarily. Assuming you scale them down and do movie only images(which is a real pain to deal with as there's nothing like CloneDVD that'll do it automatically. It's a very manual process to deal with that), you can get them into the 30-35 range per disc if you cut out most of the audio tracks. However, if you want menus and all that you have to leave the entire image in tact which can be up to 50 per disc. It really depends on what your goal is I guess.
  9. Nidge

    Nidge Member

    For the moment just to get my HD DVDs backed up.

  10. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    In that case you should be good to go, yea.