Write speeds are generally faster for DVD+RW
than DVD-RW because it always employs VBR encoding.
Recently, Hewlett-Packard announced it is dumping CD-RW drives in favor of DVD+RW
drives for its computers.
With the addition of its DVD+RW
product category and as the DVD-ROM category grows, HP also expects large growth in the DVD-RW market.
The rewriteable formats--DVD-RW, DVD+RW
, and DVD-RAM--are more difficult to read, but -RW and +RW still have good compatibility because their formats closely resemble that of pressed media.
As we build our relationship with Ritek, we anticipate expanded possibilities for DVD+RW
in this quickly evolving product category.
Sony Corporation and Yamaha Corporation -- the developers, promoters and leaders in CD-R and CD-RW technology -- are developing the next generation of optical storage technology with the DVD+RW
Scheduled to be introduced in 2001, DVD+RW
is an alternative rewritable product backed by HP, Philips, Ricoh, Sony, and Mitsubishi Chemical.
By comparison, members of the DVD+RW
("plus-R-W") consortium have been promising--for just as long--that their rewritable format would also be readable in today's drives.
They have officially delayed--read "killed"--release of their 3GB DVD+RW
system in favor of making the next generation hold 4.