Dvd + - ?

  metabolee 21:53 29 Sep 2005
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hello could someone please tell me + - on RW discs mean. dvdrw +/- and cdrw+/-.

  Skills 23:09 29 Sep 2005

The plus and minus refer to the different formats that disks come in. Not all drives support all the formats so you need to make sure you get the right disks for your drive.This page might help click here

  BurrWalnut 15:24 30 Sep 2005

It's not actually a minus it's a hyphen. When the standard was first adopted those manufacturers who signed up followed the CD-R, CD-RW naming convention.

The manufacturers who didn't sign up banded together and invented the plus symbol to get a bit of oneupmanship, i.e. giving the impression that plus is better than minus.

If you are thinking of buying any equipment make sure it's both formats and also includes the newer dual-layer (double size).

Here endeth the lesson.

  Yoda Knight 16:45 30 Sep 2005

"Here endeth the lesson."

lol

  metabolee 21:05 30 Sep 2005

Thanks all I ended me lesson!!

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