Dual Layer Read Only DVD

  D Bird 12:44 27 Dec 2007
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I bought some Verbatim 8.5GB DVD +R DL discs to do a system backup and make recovery discs as recommended in a previous posting. I tried to use the discs to do this but it eventually came back to tell me not to use re-writable discs or to choose a better make of disc.

In small writing on the label I noticed a tiny RW logo but it certainly wasn't clear on the label as I wouldn't have bought them if they were RW discs? I've since been into shops and cannot find any Verbatim discs without that tiny RW logo.

Can anyone please advise?

  pj123 17:41 27 Dec 2007

All DVD discs have the RW logo on them. That does not mean they are RW discs.

I have just looked at some of my DVDs and they all have the RW logo on them but they are DVD-R 4.7gb and DVD+R and Double Layer 8.5gb DVD+R.

The only DVDs that don't have anything on them are the Inkjet Printable Full Face DVDs.

  T0SH 22:30 27 Dec 2007

If you use the Nero Info Tool on the Disk tab it will read and tell you the type of media you have in the drive

Cheers HC

  D Bird 23:47 27 Dec 2007

Thanks for that.

Do I need to format the disc/s before creating my backup?

  brundle 23:53 27 Dec 2007

No

  D Bird 00:02 28 Dec 2007

Great - thanks!

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