In 2001, DVD Alliance released the DVD+RW
format, which is not only backwards compatible with existing devices, but also has many other attributes that make it the most versatile DVD format.
Others expect both formats will co-exist with DVD+RW
the choice for computer applications, and DVD-RW adopted for video and entertainment purposes.
The HP DVD Writer 3100i internal SCSI drive will read and write DVD+RW
media at speeds up to I 1.
Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW
/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+RW
, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
and DVD+R formats utilize sequential CLV recording to provide high data transfer rates and offer CAV as an option when random access is required.
(plus RW) is the latest DVD format to come to market but, unlike-RAM and-RW, is not recognized by the standard-setting DVD Forum.
Due to its special characteristics, the new DVD+RW
Double Layer media will only be read and write compatible with new specially designed recorders and read out devices.
We look forward to working with Ritek to qualify them as one of our major DVD+RW
media suppliers providing consumers with high-quality media to create and preserve custom DVDs," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager, HP Consumer Entertainment Solutions and chairman of the DVD+RW
discs are available now at an estimated street price of $15.
MARK: What about "plus-RW"--the DVD+RW
format that Sony and Philips have been promising?
The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW
and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; 16X max DVD-Reading; and 48X CD-R Writing, 24X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading.
A third rewritable format, DVD+RW
, has been proposed by Philips, HP, and others.