27th January 2004, 12:23 AM
Do you use DVD +R or -R to back up photos
Which one is better to back up photos, DVD +R or -R ?
Any rule of thumbs on when to use +R and when to use -R ?
Thank you !!!
27th January 2004, 09:45 AM
The +R and -R are just different standards. I personally use +R though my drive supports both. I read somewhere -R is more readable on a wider variety of drives though.
Originally Posted by hlminolta
27th January 2004, 09:46 AM
I use DVD-R... cannot comment on which is better (ie. +/-R)
27th January 2004, 09:50 AM
I use DVD+RW and rarely DVD+R.... cos my drive only supports one format
27th January 2004, 10:01 AM
I've read that any W format, ie. +RW or -RW, are not the best for archival storage of photos. They do not last as long as the R formats.
Originally Posted by mpenza
27th January 2004, 07:59 PM
cKiang ... I actually read somewhere that +R has better compatibility than -R. Would to do some more research before I burn too many DVDs to backup my photos.
Thanks all for replying.
27th January 2004, 09:10 PM