How long is the life of a CD-R / -RW?

According to our accelerated test, it has a life of about 30 years (this is just an estimated life in the accelerated test, not a guaranteed value).
In addition, the life of the disc may be affected by the storage condition and handling of the disc, so store it in a normal indoor environment. Avoid storing in direct sunlight, high temperature, high humidity, or places with drastic temperature changes, and store in a case when not in use to prevent scratches and dirt from adhering to the recording surface of the disc.

Do you have a DVD with a cartridge?

There are two types of DVD-RAM, one with a cartridge and the other without a cartridge (disc only).
It is possible to take out the disc and use it even if it comes in a cartridge. No other recordable DVD comes in a cartridge.

How many minutes can a DVD record?

A single-sided 4.7GB DVD takes about 2 hours in standard (SP) mode.
The 8.5GB single-sided dual-layer recording type takes about 3.6 hours in standard (SP) mode.
The time that can be recorded varies depending on the content of the video. If the video has a lot of movement, it will take a lot of space, so the recording time will be shorter. Also, in the case of general high image quality mode, it takes about 1 hour with 4.7GB on one side, and in the case of long time mode, it takes about 6 hours or more. Regarding this point, please refer to the instruction manual of the DVD recorder for the recording mode and recordable time.

How much capacity can be recorded on a DVD

The capacity of a general recordable DVD is 4.7GB on one side. The double-sided version is twice that, 9.4GB. However, it is not possible to record data of 4.7GB or more on both sides at once, so in that case, it is necessary to divide it into capacities of 4.7GB or less, record on one side, then turn the disk over and record on the other side. there is.
Some DVD-Rs and DVD + Rs have a capacity of 8.5GB on one side, which enables single-sided dual-layer recording.

How do I successfully remove the disc from the plastic case?

(1) Open the case lid and support both ends of the case with one hand. [Photo (1)]
(2) With your other hand, press the case holder that is the center of the disc. [Photo (2)]
(3) Push down the center of the case so that it bends in a bow shape, and remove the holding part of the case from the disc. [Photo (3)]

Can I write on it?

Please use an oil-based felt-tip pen with a soft nib to write only on the label side.
Regarding how to distinguish between the label side and the recording side, the recording side is a plain mirror surface, and the label side is designed with capacity notation and manufacturer name. In the case of an inkjet printer compatible disc (printable) type, you can also write with a water-based felt-tip pen.
(Since both sides of the double-sided disc are on the recording side, do not write with a pen, etc.)

Can I print with an inkjet printer?

Recordable DVDs with a description such as “Inkjet printer compatible” can be printed by using a printer that has a function to print directly on the label side of the disc.
For print settings and compatible printers, please check the instruction manual of the printer or contact the printer manufacturer.

I can record data on a CD-R or CD-RW with a personal computer, but why can’t I record data on a DVD-RAM?

In the case of Windows XP, it is possible to enable CD writing, and data cannot be recorded on DVD-RAM unless CD writing is disabled.
Right-click the DVD drive, click Properties, open the Burn tab and there is a checkbox to enable CD burning. If this check box is checked, data cannot be written to DVD-RAM, so uncheck it.