DVD-RW Terminology

  The Griffman 14:56 19 Aug 04

Hi all,

I am looking into purchasing a DVD-RW Drive. But I am a bit confussed when it comes to understanding all the terminology. Could someone explain the below stats to me a bit clearer please?

Write Speed(DVD+R) : 2.4x, 4x, 8x ZCAV
Write Speed(DVD-R) : 2x, 4x, 8x ZCAV
Write Speed(DVD+RW) : 2.4x, 4x CLV
Write Speed(DVD-RW) : 1x, 2x, 4x CLV
Write Speed(DVD-RAM) : 2x, 3x ZCLV (Ver.2.1)
Write Speed(CD-R) : 4x, 8x CLV, 16x, 24x ZCLV
Write Speed(CD-RW) : 4x, 8x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV
Read Speed(DVD-R/RW, +R/RW) : 8x Max
Read Speed(DVD-RAM) : 2x(Ver.2.0), 2x,3x(Ver.2.1)
Read Speed(CD-RW) : 24x Max
Read Speed(CD-R/ROM) : 32xMax
Read Speed(DVD-ROM) : 12xMax

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