- Step 1: Check drive Check your disc drive on your computer or your DVD recorder and look for either an "R" or "RW" so you purchase compatible blank discs.
- TIP: The "R" will indicate if the drive can burn or "write" to a disc once, or the "RW" disc and drive can be burned or "rewritten" multiple times.
- Step 2: Spot a plus sign or minus sign Look for a plus or minus sign, which indicate competing formats. Nearly all newer computers and players support both versions.
- Step 3: Buy a spindle or case Purchase either a spindle of many stacked discs or DVDs. These come in handy plastic storage cases; fewer disks usually cost more.
- Step 4: Go for mid-range Go for a mid-range in price -- the higher the cost, the more reliable and durable the discs.
- TIP: The best discs will be made in either Japan or Singapore while lower quality discs are made in China or Taiwan.
- Step 5: Shop online Shop online for specials deals and rebates if you use a lot of discs and know what you are looking for. Enjoy your media.
- FACT: The reflective side of most blank discs is a layer of either aluminum, gold, silver, or silver alloy.
You Will Need
- Recordable disc drive or player
- Internet access