Many people believe that just because DVD burners are standard with new computers, CD burners are no more useful. However, those who still use CD burners do not agree with this thought!
Before you step out to purchase a CD burner or a DVD burner, there are a number of things you must consider so that you end up making the right choice for your use.
A DVD burner comes in handy when you need to copy or rather duplicate a DVD or write video files into a DVD format so that they are easily read by DVD players you may have at home. DVDs are very advantageous since they allow data that amounts to gigabytes to be written onto the disc. Most of the time, you are able to store an entire hard disc onto a DVD and this can act as a great backup option for your computer data.
It is important to note that in order to read data from a DVD, it is essential to own a DVD ROM. If you are at your office and want to use the DVD on different computers, it may be an issue since office computers rarely come with a DVD player or ROM. Mostly DVD burners are considered a waste of finances by the IT department of any office!
CD burners may be quite slow when compared to the DVD burner but they have more advantages than disadvantages. No doubt then they have remained despite the wide use of DVD burners and continue to be used widely. The main disadvantage of the CD burner shows up when you want to use it for data backup. Blank CDs are usually either 650 MB or 700 MB and have much lesser space than the basic DVD.
Some of the advantages of the CD discs include the ability to store data in the data form or the audio form and the fact that they can be played on any kind of CD-ROM that you may have around. These can even be read by a Hi-Fi system or a CD player found in your car’s music system. All you need to ensure is that the drive is capable of reading CD-R media. In fact, the only factor that makes the DVD burners beat your traditional CD burners is the fact that they have a very large storage capacity.