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When formatting disc for 1st time , total GB is 93.2 which then reduces to 90 once formatted. I wish these Total GB's were accurate on every formatable device. Still able to fit a lot of HD and 4K video files per disc and you have to be happy with the lifespan which these discs offer. One star deducted for not being 100GB.
I've read a number of reviews here, and seems a lot of people are having trouble with the software. Hope my experience helps someone out there.
*** Mac computers natively record BDXL with no issues *** You don't need any other special software.
I use MDISC to archive files from an external hard drive connected via a USB 3.0 dock. It takes about 3 hours for 100GB to record and 2 more hours to verify the disc. I only ruined one, and that was negligence on my part, literally the cable was loose and disc was ejected mid-process.
This is the writer I use: LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
With this adapter cable: UGREEN SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter Cable for 3.5/2.5 Inch SSD HDD SATA III Hard Drive Disk Converter Support UASP Compatible with Samsung Seagate WD SanDisk Hitachi Toshiba, with 12V Power Adapter
You can find a slightly cheaper cable, but it won't have the necessary power requirements.
The cost of the writer with the cable is about the same as those slim portable ones, but from what I've read, this big ugly setup performs much more reliably. So far so good.
I got a pack of 25x 100GB and also 25x 4.7GB for testing and smaller files. I recommend testing your setup on smaller MDISCS first so it doesn't cost so much if you mess up.