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hi,

i have to decide what cd rom drive to get, but i know nothing about them. My options are limited to two:

8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software

24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder


Unfortunately, i have NO idea what those letters mean :tazz: can anyone explain?
thx

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8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software

It can burn DVDs up to 8x speed, CDs up to 24x , and burns the following media(CDs):

-R (reads/writes at 8x)
+R (reads/writes at 8x)
-RW (rewrites at 4x)
+RW (rewrites at 4x)
CD-R (reads/writes at 24x)
CD-RW (rewrites at 10x)

24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder

It can burn only CDs, and read both CDs and DVDs. Can burn the following media:

CD-R (reads/writes at 24x)
CD-RW(rewrites at 10x)

Hope that this helps.
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sooooooooooooooo... for the complete morons... what's the difference between a + and a -, and what does 8x or 24x speed mean?
thx, franz :tazz:
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ok, the complete moron has found out, and believes to know, that 8x = 1.2 mb per second, and 24 = therfore 3.6 mb/s. that correct? still dont know what the + or - means :tazz:
thx, franz
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ok, another reply lol :tazz: . i'm the spamming master :thumbsup: .
this part is referring to the DVD, right? :
-R (reads/writes at 8x) ----------->it can write/read a DVD with 8x speed(referring to 1.32mb/s or 150kb/S?) You can see that because it says 8X dual layer (what does dual layer mean?).
+R (reads/writes at 8x)
-RW (rewrites at 4x)---------> it can rewrite a rewritable DVD disc with 4x speed (1.32mb/s or 150kb/s?). but where do you get the 4x from?
+RW (rewrites at 4x)

uh yeah, i have no idea what the difference between "-RW" and "+RW" for example!

thx for helping me this far, you made it able for me to understand the only explanation i found on the internet :cheers:.
Thx again if you still want to help me ;)
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-R/RW and +R/RW are two different standers. Companies couldnt agree on a single stander for DVD Burners and media. So one set of companies developed the "-" stander, and the other companies developed the "+" stander. When the first DVD burners reached the consumers hands, the "+" stander performed a lot better on home DVD players. But now it doesnt really matter what stander you choose today because most burners burn both the "-" and "+" media. Also most home DVD players can read both "-" and "+" media. Hope that this helps.
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yes it does; thx
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