CD/DVD Rewritable Discs
From GEAR Software Knowledgebase
Most CD recorders currently on the market can write both CD-RW discs and conventional CD-R. However, only the CD-RW discs can be erased and written to again. To read any CD-RW disc in a CD-ROM drive you need a CD-RW recorder or a multi-read CD-ROM drive, which is capable of reading CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs.
There are three types of reusable DVD media available: DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM. Please take care to use the correct media for you DVD writer, as it may only support writing one type of DVD reusable media.
IMPORTANT: For writing DVD images in GEAR you require a DVD volume and a DVD recorder: DVD-R(W), DVD+RW(+R) or DVD-RAM. If you have a new blank DVD+RW medium, you cannot use it until it has been formatted (once). GEAR automatically formats blank DVD+RW media before writing. You can also use the Format Disc option from the Recorder menu in GEAR to format DVD+RW media.