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Solved: DVD-R versus DVD+RW Discs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by poochee, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

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    New computer with CD and DVD drives. I am unfamiliar with DVD and want to make the Recovery Discs on DVD Discs. Do I use DVD-R or DVD+RW Discs? Also, what is the difference between the two? My DVD drive is labeled: hp dvd driver/cd-writer combo in case you need that info. Guidance needed!!

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  2. kiwiguy

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    "My DVD drive is labeled: hp dvd driver/cd-writer combo"

    Can you clarify just what it is?

    "DVD driver" does not sound right (assume its a typo) but if its a DVD drive/CD-Writer, it does not write DVD's but will read them. It will write CD's

    If its a DVD Writer / CD Writer, then it will write DVD's and CD's

    The difference in + and - media is the media and the format. If the drive reads and writes both, then it matters not which you use.

    DVD-R is the older (and perhaps more compatable with other DVD) format.
     
  3. poochee

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    It was a typo. It should have been: hp dvd writer/cd writer combo. Does DVD+RW mean a disc can be read as well as written? HP allows you to make only one set of these recovery discs so I just want to be sure I don't make an error. Thanks for the info you gave me. It helped.

    Have heard from friends that your country is very beautiful.
     
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    poochee,
    I have a similar HP drive... DVD+RW can be 'written' more than once, where a DVD-R is a 'write-once' disk. Your drive will work with either of these, as well as write CD+RW and CD-R disks. The main difference between the two is capacity... a regular CD is 650 MB, and the DVD is 4.7 GB. Should be some general info in your computers help files.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    If you can only make 1 copy, do not use RW media.

    Its less reliable in my experience.

    Use DVD-R or DVD+R.

    Not RW.

    Yes this country is indeed beautiful. Its coming into spring now as well, so things are starting to flower.
     

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    I checked help but still needed some clarification. You cleared it up for me.

    Thank you for the help!
     
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    Thank you for the beautiful picture!!
     
  8. poochee

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    To Bman: Thanks for the information!
     
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