September 23rd, 2003, 01:59 AM
cd-r or dvd-r
my hp came with a cd writer only.... so my question is .... i was wondering if i could use those 4.7gb blank dvd discs to make data backups and things instead of being limited to the regular 700mb cd-r discs. or will they only work on a dvd drive?
September 23rd, 2003, 02:02 AM
Nope. You need to have a DVD+R or DVD-R drive to write to their respective media. A CD-R will only write to regular blank CD-R discs.
September 23rd, 2003, 02:11 AM
Avdven is perfectly correct.
You can get 800MB CDs these days, but you might also think about file compression, before you save.
I have only gone for Sony, when it comes to DVD writing drives.............yeah they are expensive, but they support both the - and + formats, and I do not know which will "win"