CD / DVD Burners
Some people think with the standardization of DVD burners on new computer
systems, CD burners have become obsolete. Most people with CD burners will tend
to disagree, as do I.
Before going out and purchasing a CD Burner or DVD Burner the requirements of
the individual need to be determined allowing the best choice to be selected.
A DVD Burner is used for copying or duplicating a DVD or to burn vid
files into DVD Format so they can be played on a home DVD player. DVD discs
allow Gigabytes of Data to be burned to the disc, in some cases a whole hard
drive of data, making a tempting choice to use as a data back-up tool.
We need to remember that to be able to read the DVD, a DVD ROM is required.
If you are in an office environment and need to use the disc on multiple
computers then this may cause an issue as most computers in an office donít come
installed with a DVD-ROM Ė if they do then itís a waste of money on the IT
Although CD Burners are somewhat slower than todayís DVD burners they do have
more pros than conís when comparing to a DVD Burner for data back-ups. Blank
media Discs for CD Burners are either 650MB or 700MB in size, yes a lot smaller
than that of a DVD disc.
CD-R discs can either hold data or audio and can be read in almost any CD-ROM
and if the CD-R is made into an audio disc then its possible to read the disc in
a Hi-Fi or a car CD Player Ė you will need to make sure the drive has the
ability to read CD-R media, most newer models of CD-Players are compatible to
read CD-R media.
DVD burners only have the advantage of size of CD burners. Now that DVD
burners are becoming more and more popular, the prices of CD burners and media
are dropping dramatically making them a very cost effective purchase.
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