DVD+RW


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DVD+RWDigital Versatile Disc - Rewriteable (competing standard to DVD-RAM & DVD-RW)
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While DVD+RW has a flexibility edge (no finalizing is required to play it on certain other players), if you are planning to obtain this recorder and hope to play some of the discs it makes on your existing DVD players in other parts of the house, be sure to check their owner's manuals first.
The DVD+RW people say they have 8.5GB of data storage using a single-side, dual-layered disc.
The two prevalent consumer formats are DVD-RW and DVD+RW, but DVD-RAM is a third Rewriteable format still widely used in the medical, military and industrial imaging industries.
At just less than $400, it's almost twice as expensive as a portable CDRW drive, but the DVD+RW or writeonce DVD+R discs it can burn each hold up to 4.7GB of backup files.
(HP), Philips Electronics, and Ricoh Company, Ltd., three of the six CD-ReWritable technology industry leaders supporting the DVD+RW format, displayed prototype DVD+RW drives during an event held at Fall COMDEX 2000.
The laser beam can be focused onto the grooves or at the open space between the grooves, called "lands." Thus it is possible to write the amorphous marks only in the groove (as in CD-RW or DVD+RW) or on the lands as well to increase storage capacity (called "land-groove recording"), a method employed in, for example, DVD-RAM.
Philips Consumer Electronics, a provider of optical storage products, has announced the release of the Philips DVD+RW 3.0-GB data storage drive.
The HP DVD Writer 3100i will read and write DVD+RW disks that store information equivalent to 100 minutes of video or 2,000 floppy disks.
It is compatible with all common DVD and CD formats including DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R9, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM.
DVD-5, DVD-9; DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM.