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DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

By nole_guy ·
In choosing a storage media, what factors play a role in deciding between the -RW and +RW? What are the real differences and advantages/disadvantages?

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by Ann777 In reply to DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

http://www.wave-report.com/tutorials/DVDRWTutorial.htm

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by Ann777 In reply to DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

Here's another link

http://www.buyaleratec.com/dvcruisfreqa.html

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by nole_guy In reply to DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

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by TheChas In reply to DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

If I understand your question correctly, there are 2 types of DVD RW drives.
There are the drives that combine a DVD-ROM with a CD-RW drive, and
The drives that are full DVD-RW drives.

It all depends on what you wish to store, and what you planto do with it.

In my opinion, all RW disks (be they CD or DVD) are best used for temporary file storage and transfer.

For any long term or archival storage, you should use the DVD-R or CD-R disks. The media is just more stable.

Next, if you wish to share your data with other PCs, you need to verify the read capabilities of the other PCs.
CD-R disks can be read on most PCs.
CD-RW disks cannot be read on some older PCs unless they have new CD drives.
You need to have a DVD drive in order to read a DVD disk.

Personally, I would have 4 drives in the system.
CD-ROM drive for reading CDs.
DVD-ROM drive for reading DVDs.
CD-RW drive for recording CD-R and RW disks.
DVD-RW drive for recording to DVD media.

Chas

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by TechKid In reply to DVD-RW vs DVD+RW

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,102506,00.asp

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