DVD+R and DVD-R; Plus or Minus – What’s The Difference?

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I'm undecided on what kind of recordable DVD disk to buy, where I can store my personal data securely and for the longest time; whether a DVD+R or a DVD-R disk, Plus or Minus – What's The Difference?

 Which is better and what will you recommend?

 

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DVD+R and DVD-R; Plus or Minus – What’s The Difference?

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As simple as both DVD types may seem, there is actually a bit of history to both. First, the DVD-R format was developed by Pioneer in 1997. DVD-R format is probably the more common of the two and offers is a "write once" 4.7 GB general purpose disk, which is usually equated to about 120-minutes.

The DVD+R format,on the other hand, is a newer DVD type, it’s not necessarily better and for the most part only works in "newer" DVD recorders/players. it is said that format was developed by Phillips because they refused to pay royalties to Sony and instead came up with their own format, with enough of a variance to enable them to classify it as a new format. Though the DVD Forum (which is the authority where DVD standards are concerned) did not officially recognize DVD+R format until January 2008 mainly because they were of the opinion that the DVD+R format was not an official DVD format.
 
A few things to note, DVD+R disks must be formatted before being recorded by a DVD recorder, while a DVD-R does not.
 
On paper, DVD+R would seem to be the better buy; however it’s not so much the media device as opposed to the recorder, generally, DVD+R drives have better error management than their DVD-R counterparts hence, more accurate burning. Additionally, DVD+R are better for multi sessions disks.
 
Generally, if it is that you plan to just make backups and put them aside, then I'd go with DVD-R otherwise, if you plan on making more than one session on the disk or writing to it multiple times, then, you'd most likely want to go with DVD+R.
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DVD+R and DVD-R; Plus or Minus – What’s The Difference?

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DVD-R is a disk wherein you can only write data once. Meaning, once you burned your data, it will be stuck with that information. In DVD-RW, your data can be written or erase up to how many times. Users often get confused with the DVD+R and DVD+RW. It has the same storage capacity of 4.7GB but the DVD+RW writes faster and better in internal links. It support drag and drop of desktop files. DVD+R is also a write once format that is compatible and best to use on DVD players.

So which one to choose depends on the purpose of using it.

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