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What is the difference between R and -R on recordable discs?

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Types of recordable CD and DVD media If your computer has an internal or external recordable optical drive supported by Apple, you can "burn" (record) your favorite music, applications, documents, digital photos and video, and other digital files to recordable CD and DVD discs. You can create your own music CDs and play them on a standard audio player, or create DVDs with movies and slideshows and play them on a DVD player. There are several types of recordable CD and DVD media: DVD-R discs hold about 4.7 GB of information. You can burn files on a DVD-R disc using the Apple SuperDrive. DVD-R discs are not reusable; you can burn files on them only once. DVD-RW (DVD-Rewritable) discs hold about 4.7 GB of information on each side. If you have an Apple SuperDrive, you can read information on these discs, but you can't burn files on them using Mac OS X. DVD-RW discs are reusable: you can burn files on them, erase them, and then burn again (if you have an application that is compatible). CD-RW (CD-Rewritable) discs come in normal and high-speed formats. You can burn files on CD-RW discs using the Combo drive (or another supported CD burner). CD-RW discs are reusable: you can burn files on them, erase them, and then burn again. CD-R (CD-Recordable) discs come in two types. One holds 74 minutes of audio, or about 650 MB of information. The other holds 80 minutes of audio, or about 700 MB of information. You can burn CD-R discs using the Combo drive (or another supported CD burner). For recording audio CDs, it is best to use CD-R discs because most standard audio CD players cannot read CD-RW discs. For longer-term storage and reliability, use CD-R discs. You can't burn anything on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM disc. Tell me more Note: Certain links that this article refers to may not be available in this context; please consult the relevant product Help guide page on your computer for full access to these links.

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