can your burn data to a dvd in a cd r drive

  futurekid 13:11 18 Sep 2006

I have a question. Is it possible that i could write data etc to a dvd in a cd r drive.
or do u have to have a dvd r drive to burn to a dvd



  silverous 13:20 18 Sep 2006

No and Yes.

You need a dvd writer to write to a DVD, CD writer is older technology and for CDs only.

DVD is backwards compatible so you can usually write CDs in a DVD writer but not vice versa.

  pj123 13:20 18 Sep 2006



  ArrGee 13:27 18 Sep 2006

Just to expand on pj123's reply:

Yeh, but no, but yeh, but no, but, whatever. ;)

silverous is indeed correct, you can only use a DVD in a DVD compatible drive.

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