Which CD Type Should You be Using?

on Saturday, 26 October 2013.

CDs or Compact Discs are available in many types and it is for the user to decide which among them is the best suited for their requirements. You will have two broad categories to choose from when deciding which disc to store your data on, namely CDs and DVDs (Digital Video Disc)

The main difference between a CD and DVD is the amount of space that they have available to them. The CDs are low on memory and can only store a limited amount of data while the DVDs have more memory and can store a much larger amount of data. This is why DVDs are the preferred CD type for games and films while CDs are suitable for recording songs and music.

Types of CDs you can choose from

The CDs are available in a number of types, each having their own benefits and limitations.

  • The CD-ROM has a limited memory and cannot be used for re-recording purposes, but it can be played by all players.
  • The CD-R has a fast recording speed and is cheap to duplicate. It is also low on memory.
  • The CD-RW can be used for re-recording up to 1000 times, but have a lesser recording speed.

The biggest advantage of using any type of CD for recording is that they are cheap and easy to record, while their most infuriating drawback is their limited memory space.

Types of DVDs you can choose from

The DVDs are available in a numbers of formats as well, with each having a different benefit to offer you.

  • The DVD-ROM has a larger memory, but has a slow recording speed.
  • The DVD-R can only be recorded on once and are generally suitable for recording home videos.
  • The DVD-RW can be used for re-recording, but is very expensive.
  • The DVD-RAM can be re-recorded 100,000 times and has a very large time span too.

All of the types of DVDs have a larger memory space and time span than CDs, but are extremely expensive to record and have a slow recording speed.

If you have doubts about which CD types is ideal for you then ask the experts at MaxDuplication. They can provide you all the help you require in choosing the type of CD you should use. Call us now at 020-8492-3723.