Question on DVD Burner!

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#1

Could anyone tell how many format of DVD disc, and what they are?

Thanks!:smiley:


#2

I’d like to know what is DVD-5, DVD-9 discs? and why they call this names? I couldn’t find the definition of it on the internet!

Could anyone provide me any ideas?

Thanks a lot!


#3

DVD-5 is single sided, single layer
DVD-9 is single sided, dual layer
DVD-18 is double sided, dual layer (you almost always have to turn the disc over to get to the second side)

David


#4

Hi David,

Thanks for your information!

Besides, could you tell me if dual format means the drive can burn dual layer (DVD-9) disc?

I have a BenQ DW800A, but I heard that it’s a single format. So, does it only write single layer disc?

Thanks for your help in advance!!


#5

Your BenQ DW800A is dual format, which mean it can read/write + and - discs.

At present there aren’t any dual layer writers available but this is soon to change.