DVD-RW


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DVD-RWDigital Versatile Disc - Rewriteable
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Ultra DMA Mode 4 - Random access time: 110 ms (CD-ROM), 130 ms (DVD-ROM) - Buffer memory: 2 MB - Buffer under-run error protection technology: Sony Power- Burn( conformed (CD writing only) - Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD- RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) - Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others Sony DRX-840U DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - Hi-Speed USB (USB2.
Currently, erasable optical storage is too slow to be used as a computer's main storage facility, but as the speed improves and the cost comes down, CD-RW and DVD-RW devices are becoming a popular alternative to tape systems as a backup method.
Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
Using data writing software bundled with the drive, the DVR-A05 also offers two-minute quick formatting for DVD-RW data discs and allows finished DVD-RW discs to be "unfinalized" for writing additional data files.
The competing DVD-RW format disc can only be recorded once per session, which means when using a DVD-RW drive, one has to erase the entire contents of a disc and re-record all the data at one time in order to add a single photo or video clip to the disc.
Recognizing that no single format currently offers everything users want, drive manufacturers have introduced combination drives that support both write-once and rewriteable DVD media--DVD-R/-RAM drives, DVD-RW drives, and DVD+R/ +RW drives.
Random access time: 160 ms (CD-ROM), 200 ms (DVD-ROM) -- Buffer memory: 2 MB -- Buffer under-run error protection technology: Sony Power-Burn conformed -- Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others -- Availability - December 2003 -- Estimated Selling Price - $270 Sony DRX-530UL DVD/CD Rewritable Drive -- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.
Rewritable DVD offers three format choices: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW.
Sony's award-winning Dual RW drives are the first combination drives for the PC to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R formats.
They can stick with DVD-RAM, move to DVD-RW, or take a chance with DVD+RW.