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.
The new Double Layer DVD+RW
specification includes 8cm disc format and will increase recording time or data capacity, nearly doubling in any application.
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.
Fully compatible with the DVD+R DL standard endorsed by the DVD+RW
Format Group, Verbatim's new Mini DVD+R DL media can be played back by the majority of the current DVD players and DVD ROM drives.
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.
announced today that it has developed software extensions for its leading DVD recorder platforms which enable a consumer to use all of the popular types of recordable DVD media, including DVD+R, DVD+RW
, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM.
They have officially delayed--read "killed"--release of their 3GB DVD+RW
system in favor of making the next generation hold 4.