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May 12, 2010

What’s the Difference Between DVD and Blu-Ray Discs?

Author: disk depot @ 4:48 pm
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Ever looked at a CD and a DVD, or a DVD and a Blu-Ray (BD) disc and wondered what the difference was between them? After all, they both look exactly the same. Read on to find out the secret difference!

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April 28, 2010

Why You Need Disc Pens

Author: disk depot @ 4:55 pm

Anyone who’s ever owned a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray (BD-R) writer will at some point have hand-written the label of a disc.

However, did you know that if you’re not using pens especially designed for the purpose, you may be risking damaging your data? Read on to find out why.

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June 30, 2009

Firmware Upgrades for your DVD or CD Drive

Author: disk depot @ 2:44 pm

Here are firmware upgrades for many of the optical drives that we sell (or have sold in the past). At the time of writing, these are believed to be the latest versions of the firmware for the drives in question.

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June 23, 2009

Quick Questions #1: Discs

Author: disk depot @ 3:41 pm

Here are some of the questions we sometimes get asked, or that pop up commonly on search queries for our site. If you have any more, feel free to email them to us!

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June 15, 2009

The Largest Discs Out There?

Author: disk depot @ 12:45 pm
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We sometimes get asked by our customers questions like “What is the biggest size CD-R you can get?” or “What is the largest DVD out there?” Other times they just want to know how they can store more on their discs.

Well, it all depends on what you mean by “large”. As far as the actual physical dimensions of the discs go, there are two standard sizes for CD, DVD and Blu-Ray media- full-size (12cm) discs and “mini” (8cm) discs. See our other blog article for more detail on this.

If you wanted to know how you can store more data on your discs, read on.

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August 14, 2008

Printable DVDs and CDs – Which Type Should You Use?

Author: disk depot @ 11:23 am

People like to label their own DVDs and CDs- there’s no doubt that it makes them look more professional.

There are a number of different technologies you’ll have to decide between when labelling your discs.

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June 11, 2008

Introduction to Dual Layer (Double Layer) DVD-R Discs

Author: disk depot @ 4:29 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what “dual layer” (sometimes known as “double layer”) recordable DVD discs are, or what the issues surrounding their use are, read on!

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May 1, 2008

Mini CDs and DVDs

Author: disk depot @ 2:01 pm
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Although DVDs and CDs normally come in the standard 12cm size (on the left in our picture), you may also have come across “mini” versions that are only 8cm across (on the right).

Technology-wise, there’s very little difference between them and their full-size cousins.

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April 17, 2008

Updating Your DVD Burner’s Firmware

Author: disk depot @ 11:05 am

Lightscribe DVD Burner Drive (Beige)You may have heard people advising you to update your DVD burner’s firmware. But why and how should you do this? And what’s firmware anyway? Read on…

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