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I saw about DVD-RW and DVD+RW... WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE???? can someone explain me the difference and which one to choose and why?

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G4/350 (will be 450 or dual 500)
512megs RAM
80 + 30gig Hd 7200rpm
Qps QUE! Fire 12x10x32x
CanoScan N1220U
to be bought:
Acard ATA 133 RAID controler
2x 20 or 40gig 7200rpm HD for RAID
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G4/350 (will be 450 or dual 500)
512megs RAM
80 + 30gig Hd 7200rpm
Qps QUE! Fire 12x10x32x
CanoScan N1220U
to be bought:
Acard ATA 133 RAID controler
2x 20 or 40gig 7200rpm HD for RAID
Reply
post #2 of 5
You see, DVD-RW is "DVD" minus "RW" which means that the drive once had the ability to ReWrite but no longer does due to an act of God or terrorism.

DVD+RW is just the opposite, it's "DVD" plus "RW" which means the drive has the added feature of being able to ReWrite.
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post #3 of 5
dont listen to that.

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anyway, moving to genius bar.
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DVD-RW is one of the competing standards developed by Pioneer. It probably represents the best compromise in compatibility, price and capacity. It's the format with the most new adoptees right now.

DVD+RW is primarily developed by HP, with backing from Sony and Ricoh. It has lesser capacity, but better compatibility with older DVD players.

However, Sony has been putting DVD-RW drives in its VAIO computers, so you can pretty much count out DVD+RW, barring some miracle.

DVD-RAM still has its niche, as it's very usable for data. It works just like any other removeable disk. And the media is protected by a cartridge.
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post #5 of 5
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ok, I start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. By the way, I know DVD-RAM and what i want to get would be something like DVD-RW (or DVD+RW... or both) combo with DVD-RAM on firewire interface from QPS.
G4/350 (will be 450 or dual 500)
512megs RAM
80 + 30gig Hd 7200rpm
Qps QUE! Fire 12x10x32x
CanoScan N1220U
to be bought:
Acard ATA 133 RAID controler
2x 20 or 40gig 7200rpm HD for RAID
Reply
G4/350 (will be 450 or dual 500)
512megs RAM
80 + 30gig Hd 7200rpm
Qps QUE! Fire 12x10x32x
CanoScan N1220U
to be bought:
Acard ATA 133 RAID controler
2x 20 or 40gig 7200rpm HD for RAID
Reply
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