DVD general questions Tags: DVD Drives DVD Computer DVD Writers Storage Last response: August 5, 2010 8:18 PM in Storage Share alexfromarchitecture August 5, 2010 7:52:43 PM Hello, I am trying to learn more about the new computer I bought specifically the Dvd Drive I am mainly confused with what the different symbols mean such as: DVD+R DVD-R DVD + RW DVD - RW CD- R/RW And also what is Double Layer Dual Format mean? Thanks More about : dvd general questions sminlal a c 415 G Storage August 5, 2010 8:18:15 PM CDs are audio disks that contains music and hold about 650MBytes or so of data. DVDs are video or data disks that hold about 4.7GBytes of data per side/layer. +R and -R are special discs that you can record data to. They're similar to the idea of a blank videotape for a video recorder, except that they can only be written to once. +RW and -RW are another type of disc the you can record to, but unlike the +/-R format these discs can be "erased" back to the empty state so that you can make a new recording on them. "Dual Format" means the drive can handle both CD an DVD discs. "Double Layer" means that the drive can read both layers of DVD disks (these discs can double the capacity by having two layers of data per side). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources General DVD Questions Forum very general dvd question Forum SolvedGeneral questions about buying windows 8.1 Forum SolvedGeneral GPU Questions Forum Solvedgeneral questions about my system Forum SolvedMaking A New PC Build! (General Questions) Forum SolvedGeneral questions about my first build Forum SolvedWhich ssd should i get, and some general questions. Forum SolvedGeneral SSD Questions Forum SolvedGeneral Questions about CPUs? Forum SolvedGeneral Fan Questions - NZXT Phantom Enthusiast PHAN-001 Forum SolvedGeneral Overclocking Questions Forum SolvedGeneral Questions about Self Encrypting SSD drives. Forum SolvedGeneral PC building questions Forum Solved2 General quick questions Forum SolvedGeneral Upgrade Questions Forum SolvedGaming PC General Questions. Forum SolvedMSI 970A-G46 and FX 8320 general questions. Forum SolvedA Few General Laptop Questions Forum SolvedQuestions about general power usage and overclocking. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !