Here's our Hardware Tip for.. December 8, 2000
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Optical Recording Drives--Part 2 of 4
The key difference between CD-RW and DVD-RAM optical recording drives is storage volume. Like CD-R media, CD-RW discs have an upper limit of 650MB. With DVD-RAM, on the other hand, you can store up to 5.2GB on a double-sided disk. However, you'll pay handsomely for the extra storage DVD-RAM offers. Blank DVD-RAM disks cost around $40 apiece, whereas blank CD-RW discs cost only about $2. On average, you'll pay about 50 cents more per megabyte for DVD-RAM media than for CD-RW.