is a recordable, optical disc. Though similar to the original DVD-R, the two disc types are incompatible. The DVD+R with dual layers can hold up to 8.5 gigabytes of data of non-volatile video and information. The DVD+R requires formatting prior to use. Unlike the
, which offers up to 1000 rewrites, DVD+R discs offer permanent, one-time recording only. Single use recording is often preferred when storing data, since it safeguards the finished product from erasure. As a result, the DVD-R and DVD+R formats are far more common than the rewriteable DVD RW version.
DVD+R Disc Cases
After recording data to
, safeguarding the disc is important. Finding effective, reliable DVD+R disc cases can help to prevent scratches, moisture, and other types of damage. These cases also help with organisation efforts. There are three primary types of disc casing for DVDs. There are the traditional rectangular
, which feature a rear push button hub and close like a book. There are also
, such as those, which hold CDs, which can equally accommodate DVDs. Finally, there are inexpensive
, which the discs slip into with ease. Although these slipcovers offer little protection from damage, they are highly affordable and take up little room, making them a good option for DVD storage in many situations. While some DVD+R discs come with individual cases, most come in case-less, bulk spindles. Often consumers purchase the DVD+R disc cases separately for highest value.
How to Buy DVD+R Discs eBay
sellers offer a wide variety of
and related accessories. Finding the right brand of disc is often a personal decision. Most regular users of DVD+R storage have their own brand preference based on quality, price, or availability. The most popular brands include Maxell, Memorex, Philips, TDK, and Verbatim. To find DVD+R discs on eBay start by simply searching for a related key term in the sites engine, for example "DVD+R discs" should suffice. When listings appear, narrow the selection using the multiple refinement options available through eBay.