Confusion in reading/writing symbols!

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    I bought a Asus dvd writer, i hv slight confusions regarding the reading/writing speeds and symbols!

    It supports following formats-
    DVD-RAM, DVD+/-R/RW, CD-Text/Extra, Karaoke CD, DVD Single/dual layer discs, CD-Rom/XA, Photo CD, CD-DA, Video CD, CD-R, CD-RW.

    Now i want to know the full forms of the following notations-
    DVD+/-R DL
    DVD+/-RW
    DVD-RAM(whats it?)
    CD-R
    CD-RW
    what does +/- symbols mean etc.

    I know the full forms of some of them but i have slight confusions!
    Thanx!
     
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    R=Recordable
    RW=Re-Recordable
    DL=Dual Layer
    RAM=A format which is re-recordable, better than DVD-/+RW. Supports verification.
    CD=Compact Disk
    DVD=Digital Versatile Disk
    + and - These are just 2 formats of DVD media.
     
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    Thanx! One more quest, if i burn something on a CD-R disc will wont be able to delete the written data and write something else on it?
    And will i be able to do the same on CD-RW?
    Sorry if it sounds dumb, but im confused.
    Thanx!
     
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    Well you can write again on CD-R if you have enabled multisession during the burning process but you won't be able to delete it.
    If you are using CD-RW you can delete the contents as well as writing again and again.
     
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    Wahey thanx :)
     
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    hey if u burn a multi session disc (cdr)then u ll be able to delete the contents but u wont get free space..the space ll still remain occupied..
    and it jus hides the contents doesnt delete it actually....
     
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    Hmm means i cant delete the data from CD-R in such a way so that i get free space too! or is there a way to completely remove the data from CD-R with free space too?
     
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    no....get a CD-RW for that...
     
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