CD-R & CD+R

  steved99 20:11 31 Aug 2005
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Am I correct in thinking that the -R and +R formats are totally different and you need a compatible drive to read/write.

Which is better?

My son has just got a laptop with CD-R drive whereas our home PC uses CD+R. Am I correct in thinking any CD's he burns on his laptop won't work on our home PC and vice versa? Apart from changing one of the drives, is there any way round this?

  stalion 20:24 31 Aug 2005

not quite sure about your cd+r there is no such format cd-r is read as cdr some info for you here
click here

  john-232317 20:33 31 Aug 2005

You may be getting mixed up with DVD-R and DVD+R.

  steved99 20:52 31 Aug 2005

Ummm - think I've got myself confused. Thanks for the info. Looks like I was making a problem which wasn't there!

  Stuartli 21:01 31 Aug 2005

You might also be thinking of CD-RW which is a rewritable CD disk and is also often used to indicate a CD rewriter i.e. CD-RW drive.

  john-232317 21:12 31 Aug 2005

click here it may help you.

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