DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc. DVD-R is the readable digital video disc that once writes and is played again and again. The media stored on such disc is once written. These are the portable DVDs which can be played again and again but cannot be written again. CD stands for Compact Disc. CD-R refers to the compact discs which are written at first then can be read only. R for both discs indicate that they are recordable only. CD is the older version and DVD is its latest form. The major difference between both of them is the storage space. CD can contain up to 700 megabytes of recordable data, whereas a DVD is able of having up to 4.7 gigabytes
What is DVD-R?
DVD stands for the Digital Versatile Disc. It is modern and one of the best optical storage disc. DVD-R specifically is the kind of DVD that is written initially, or we can say recorded at once. The data recorded on it is then saved permanently on it and can be retrieved and played again and again by inserting the disc into DVD-based drives and players. DVD is the modern form of CD (Compact Disc). DVD-R or even a simple kind of DVD possess the ability to store up to 4.7 gigabytes (GB) of data or media on it. The size of the DVD is similar to CD, but capacity is way much more as compared to CD. That is because the data recorded or written on the DVD is tightly packed enabling more data to come and fit on the disc.
What is CD-R?
CD stands for the Compact Disc. It is the most common type of optical storage based disc that is used to store media on it such as video, music, and movie. CD-R is the common type of compact disc which is recorded once at first, and then the data is stored permanently on it. The media stored once can be played again and again. It can also be copied and retrieved. It is the pioneer optical storage disc, which totally changes the storage concept and make way for more advanced mediums and discs such as DVD. The compact disc is best for storing less capacity of data. CD-R can store up to 700 megabytes of data. The best thing about CD-R is that it can be played by the drives that are not specifically are for CD. DVD drives and DVD players can also play all kind of CDs on them.
DVD-R vs. CD-R
- DVD-R stands for Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
- CD-R stands for Compact Disc Recordable
- DVD-R can store media up to 4.7 gigabytes on it
- CD-R can store a maximum of 700 megabytes data on it.
- DVD-R is the modern and most widely used currently.
- CDR-R is the pioneer and the first optical disc with such large permanent storage capacity.
- CD-R can be played on DVD drives and DVD players.