Both VR and VM mode DVD-RW
discs must be completely erased and reformatted before they can be rewritten.
Pioneer may still be working on its DVD-RW
drive but we've yet to see it, nor has NEC shown its MMVF format.
format, described as a rewritable extension to the previously forum-approved DVD-Recordable (record-once) format (Book D), uses phase-change media and is capable of up to 1,000 rewrites.
-- DVD+R DL: 8X P-CAV (max.) writing DVD-R DL: 4X CLV (max.) writing DVD+R: 16X CAV (max.) writing DVD+RW: 8X Z-CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-R: 16X CAV (max.) writing DVD-RW
: 6X CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-ROM reading (single layer): 16X CAV (max.) DVD-ROM reading (dual layer): 12X CAV (max.) CD-R: 48X CAV (max.) writing CD-RW: 32X P-CAV (max.) rewriting CD-ROM: 48X CAV (max) reading
But Panasonic and Pioneer manufacture the DVD-RW
and now the DVD-RAM.
Backward read compatible with red-laser DVD-R and DVD-RW
formats, the blue laser roadmap extends to a 50GB second-generation media, followed by a third-generation product targeted at 100GB in 2007 with a throughput of up to 43MB per second.
The drives also support up to 4X DVD+R and DVD-R recording, as well as 2X DVD-RW
, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW recording.
With the ability to read/write to DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW
, CD-R, and CD-RW media, the OEM DVD MULTI drive is a cost-effective storage solution that provides users the flexibility to switch between removable storage media without having to purchase new hardware or software.
The company is now offering DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW
and DVD+RW media formats.
Described as "aimed at the high-end notebook market" (no kidding!), the [yen]450,000 PCG-GRX91G/P is a Sony Vaio notebook with a built-in DVD-RW
The approved formats include DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW
, DVD-ROM Video, and DVD-ROM Audio.