How to Burn an ISO File That's Over 8Gb

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How to Burn an ISO File That's Over 8Gb
Dual layer DVDs have nearly twice the storage as standard DVDs. (cd on cd image by Stephen Kirkby from

ISO files are disk images that can be burnt to blank media to produce an exact replica of the source disk from which it was copied. Some ISO files are exceptionally large and therefore unable to be burnt on standard (4.7 gigabyte) blank DVD media. In the event this occurs, it will be come necessary to obtain a dual layer DVD burner, as well as blank dual layer DVD/R discs to successfully burn the ISO file.

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Things you need

  • ISO File
  • External Dual Layer DVD Burner
  • Dual Layer DVD/R

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  1. 1

    Attach the external dual layer DVD burner to your computer. This is typically done via USB port.

  2. 2

    Power up the external dual layer DVD burner.

  3. 3

    Insert a blank dual layer DVD/R into the DVD burner.

  4. 4

    Open your preferred disc burning application and burn the ISO file to the blank DVD/R disc.

Tips and warnings

  • ISO files between 8 and 8.5GB can be burnt to dual layer DVD. ISO files larger than 8.5GB will need to be burnt to a blank BD/R (Blu-ray) disc.

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