really simple dvd burning question

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    My dvd drive is 16X DVD+/-RW Drive. I want to save some of my things to dvd. I see dvd's at the store as -RW and +RW. Which one do I need?
     
  2. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    Either one since you have a DVD+ or - RW drive. I personally prefer +RW disc but for no particular reason. As a side note, I'm just discovering the joys of using a pen/thumb drive. I bought an 8 gig pen drive yesterday and I like it. A lot better than a DVD+RW disc. Very handy for saving data and taking it with me when I need to work on either my Dad's, brother, or sister's computer.

    Later...
     
  3. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    Do you need longterm storage? If you do get the regular (write once only type) , the rewritables (RW) are not recommended for long term storage. Make sure you get the verbatims 16X(+) or any of the sony's 16X (+ or -).

    The brand you choose makes a big difference as far as quality. Even though your recorder is rated at 16 speed, most experts who do alot of burning don't burn faster than 8 speed.

    See the below link for more information so you don't end up buying the wrong brand of blank dvd's.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/47
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I'm using -R, personally. Seems to be working well.
    And yes, burn at half the max. speed at most, helps reduce the no. of errors.
    Mrk
     
  5. WSFuser

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    Memorex suggests that DVD+RW is better than DVD-RW for data backup, so thats what I chose.
     
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