How Long Does it Take to Burn a DVD?

Have you ever looked at a package of recordable DVDs and wondered what the numbers “8X” or “16X” are all about? Those figures indicate the maximum write speed of the discs. This information also provides a clue as to how long it will take to burn the disc. Factors Affecting Burn Time The amount of [...]

CD-R Dye Colors Explained

One interesting thing about optical discs is that DVD-R media is always purple, while blank CD-R media comes in a variety of colors. Have you ever wondered why CD-Rs come in different colors? Is there any difference between them? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to talk about in today’s article. As it turns [...]

Longevity of DVD Discs vs Blu-ray Discs

Many people choose optical discs for backing up their most important files. DVD discs and Blu-ray discs offer the high capacity needed to archive information such as tax documents, family photos, home movies, as well as business documents and files. But which of these two types of discs offers the greatest longevity: DVDs or Blu-rays? [...]

Preserve Your Data with Archival CD/DVD Media

Not so long ago, people wrote letters when they wanted to communicate a message. Today we use e-mail because it can transmit messages around the world in seconds. In the past, people balanced checkbooks and kept ledgers to track their finances. Today we use accounting software and online banking to manage our money. Historically, people [...]

Verbatim Sets Q3 Release Date for BD-XL Media

Verbatim America made a big announcement this weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has stated that their latest and greatest optical media product, Blu-ray XL discs, will be available for sale starting in the third quarter of this year. Verbatim manufactures a wide variety of data storage products including [...]