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Introduction and some History The chosen subject for my report is Writable DVD formats which are fast becoming the very latest in backupcopying media hardware Not so long ago there was a paradigm shift from WORM CD to WORM DVD devices all the technology from CD was used in a side step then moved forward advancing the hardware beyond the original aims and life expectancy of the intended product The shift from CD to DVD writing is taking a similar shape taking the technology from an old format and enhancing the curve this need is being perpetuated by the demand for higher storage volume particularly aimed at data backup video usage audio graphic and animations The Facts The different formats are listed below I have detailed some brief facts about each format highlighting advantages and disadvantages Details about the DVD-R DVD-RW Formats oAbout DVD-R created by Pioneer is none rewriteable format and is compatible with many existing DVD-ROM drives and many DVD-Video players DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with many newer DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players oAdvantages x2 writing possible when using supported blank media media inexpensive can be read in a majority of DVD drives oDisadvantages Slower writing than DVD format drives are 4 times more expensive than the fastest CD writers and have been dormant with the same specifications writingrewriting speeds for a while now no significant advancements are being heralded as of yet Details about the DVDR DVDRW Formats oAboutDVDRW has some better features than DVD-RW such as both CAV and CLV writing and also a bit faster writing speed DVDR disks cannot be rewritten to and is compatible with many existing DVD-ROM drives and many DVD-Video players DVDRW is a rewritable format and is compatible with many newer DVD-ROM drives and many DVD-Video players oAdvantages Faster writing speeds JustLink technology saves disks being ruined supported by Microsoft
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