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This is a really dumb question but...

By midgetdoggy ·
What's the difference between CD/DVD Drives and CD-RW/DVD-RW Drives? I never found that out.

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One is a reader, the other reads and writes.

by JamesRL In reply to This is a really dumb que ...

The W stands for write.

James

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-_-

by midgetdoggy In reply to One is a reader, the othe ...

I feel like an idiot. So the writers are basically the ones used to burn stuff onto CDs, yeah?

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learning

by shasca In reply to -_-

Why would you feel like an idiot? We all had to learn that fact too at some point.

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Exactly

by JamesRL In reply to learning

I used to tell my classes was I was teaching that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

We all started somewhere.

James

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learning is fun!

by midgetdoggy In reply to learning

heh yeah I know, it's just I've been using both for years and never really knew which did what haha.

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Also...

by Jellimonsta In reply to -_-

The RW also pertains to media. You can get a one time writable CD-R or DVD-R. Or you can get multi use rewritable CD-RW or DVD-RW disc. :)

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Thanks for the clarification guys

by midgetdoggy In reply to This is a really dumb que ...

really nifty to have this site for a reference.

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