DVD+ Recordable (DVD+R) media are optical discs that can be recorded with files for permanent storage. They have a minimum storage capacity of 4.7 GB. They consist of a recordable film between two layers of polycarbonate plastic. They are about the same size as CDs, but usually thicker. Some types can also be recorded on both sides.
Types of DVD+R Medias
Kinds of DVD+R Medias include the following:
Standard or single layer DVD+R discs have a storage capacity of 4.7 GB. They are the most common types of DVD+R media. They are available in different burning speeds, ranging from 2.4X to 16X.
Dual layer DVD+R
Dual layer DVD+R discs have a storage capacity of up to 8.5 GB. They can be recorded with up to four hours of DVD video, up to 16 hours of VHS video, and up to 120 hours of mp3 files. They are compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players.
Choosing DVD+R Medias (Buying tips)
Speed: For accurate burning, choose a DVD+R disc with low speed such as 2.4X or 4X. For fast burning, on the other hand, look for a DVD+R disc with a high speed such as 8X, 12X, or 16X. Note that it should be compatible with the speed of your DVD writer.