I’ve been using CDRs for years, but now I’m starting to consider upgrading to a DVDRW drive. However, I’m trying to figure out if burning regular data DVDs is any different then CDs.
I know that if you need to add data to a CDR, you need to make a multi-session CD. I noticed that when you have too many sessions on a CD, they take a while to initialize in a drive and some drives even have problem reading them, so I’m not a huge fan of multi-session CDs.
So what about DVDs? Do they use the same technology, as far as writing “sessions” goes? Or do they use something better? I’m a bit concerned - considering the size of a DVDR disc, I’ll probably keep adding and adding stuff to the same disc.
I’ve looked at the datasheet for the Plextor 708A drive and noticed the following:
Recording DVD+R/RW Modes: Sequential write, Random access write, Multi-session and DVD+MRW (Physical formatting in background)
Recording DVD-R/RW Modes: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting
I noticed the multisession spec, but what about Sequential write and Random access write? Or are those for DVDRW?
Thanx in advance for any help!