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Dvd Drives - What's The Difference Between


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#1 tekchallenged

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:13 AM

an "8X DVD+/-RW Combo Drive with dual layer write capabilities" and a "DVD Burner"?
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:38 AM

DVD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


DVD (commonly known as "Digital Versatile Disc" or "Digital Video Disc") is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. DVDs resemble Compact Discs as their diameter is the same (120 mm or 4.72 inches, or occasionally 80 mm or 3.15 inches), but they are encoded in a different format and at a much higher density.


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:54 AM

Thanks Fozzie I know what a DVD is, but don't both of DVD burner and a DVD RW drive just copy things onto DVDs? (I can understand if they are offering a choice between a CD burner and a DVD burner, but I don't understand what this choice is between - don't they just call the DVD write drive a burner?) :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:34 AM

DVD Burner is just a generic name, while the other is a list of supported features.

8X

Means it has a burn speed of 11 MB/s.

DVD+/-

Supports Both DVD+R and DVD-R, which are two different formats.

RW

Supports ReWritable discs, which you can burn over a couple of times.

Combo Drive with dual layer write capabilities"

Supperts writing to DVD9, a dual-layer format with 8 GB of space.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:33 AM

DVD Burner is just a generic name, while the other is a list of supported features.

Thanks, that's what I was thinking..... it doesn't mean much, then. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:36 AM

Sorry TC I should have been more specific

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:47 AM

Oh t.y. for the info..i was going to post a new topic similar to this question :thumbsup:

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