DVD-RW


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DVD-RWDigital Versatile Disc - Rewriteable
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DVD-RW, on the other hand, must be finalized before it can be read in a DVD-Video player, which means it cannot have any more data written to it until it is completely erased and reformatted.
Again, bowing to consumer demand, the new PS2 can also handle playback of DVD-RW discs, although not DVD-RAM discs.
What's more, this recorder of DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW is equipped with an ultra rapid USB 2.0 interface.
That means that you can use DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R media.
Of these, the most exciting was the DVD-RW (Digital Video Disk Re-Write-able) disk drives.
The DVD-RAM Video disc, on the other hand, records up to two hours of MPEG2 quality video and can be played back on DVD-RAM video and data drives as well as DVD-ROM drives that are marked "DVD Multi." The DVD-RW Video disc also offers two hours of MPEG2 quality video recording and is rewriteable up to 1,000 times.
A myriad of optical technologies is available, including CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, and DVD-RW, with more on the way.
The third-generation drive reads and writes four recordable formats including DVD-R (write once), DVD-RW (re-recordable), CD-R, and CD-RW, and offers up to 4.7 GB of storage capacity per DVD side.
Making matters more confusing, a 4.7GB-format called DVD-RW was independently proposed by Pioneer (also within the DVD Forum).
has announced that it is shipping what it claims is the industry's first 16x DVD-ROM drive, "Sweet 16." With speeds that are 16 times faster than first-generation DVD-ROM technology, the 16x DVD-ROM/40x CD-ROM is compatible with single- and dual-layer DVD-ROM and DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CDDA, Video CD, and Photo CD media, preserving compatibility with conventional CD formats.
TDK, which has its US base in Port Washington, New York, has been demonstrating working prototypes of a 4.7Gb DVD-RW disks using its new ReCom rewritable/compatible recording material.