Recordable DVD discs

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

recordable DVD discsBecause of all the competing standards in recordable DVD drives, there are different recordable DVD discs and names. Following is a list of each of the different recordable DVD discs with a brief explanation.

DVD-5 (DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW)

Alternatively referred to as single sided single layered, DVD-5 is capable of holding up to 4.37 GB worth of data. It is available in each of the media formats listed in the above heading. It is important to understand when buying these discs they are labeled as "DVD-RW only" or "DVD+RW only," make sure to purchase the discs designed for your drive.

DVD-9 (DVD+R9 or DVD+R DL (Dual Layered))

Alternatively referred to as singled sided dual layered, DVD-9 is capable of holding up to 8.5 GB worth of data. It is available in each of the media formats listed in the above heading.

DVD-10 (DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW)

Alternatively referred to as double sided single layered, DVD-10 is capable of holding up to 9.4 GB worth of data. It is available in each of the media formats listed in the above heading. It is important to understand when buying these discs they are labeled as "DVD-RW only" or "DVD+RW only," make sure to purchase the discs designed for your drive.

DVD-18 (DVD+R9 or DVD+R DL (Dual Layered))

Alternatively referred to as double sided dual layered, DVD-18 is capable of holding up to 15.9 GB worth of data. It is available in each of the media formats listed in the above heading.

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