- CDR - Generally cheapest, but may only be written to
- CDR Music (Music only) - More expensive and designed exclusively for use in home stereo-style CD burners.
May not work with some CD burners and burner software.
- CDRW (CD-Rewritable) - Great for temporary backups
and nonpermanent data. Otherwise more expensive than CDR.
Additionally, older CD-ROM readers will not recognize CDRW discs.
- Jewel Case - Like the case you purchase a music CD in
-- without the labels. Protects the CD from scratches which could damage
your data (or whatever you have recorded).
- Sleeves - Basically paper or plastic the size of a
CD. These are okay if you are not going to be transporting your CDs.
- Spindle - Have you ever played horseshoes. Your CDs
or generally stacked on top of each other, with nothing between them but
air, and held in place by a center cone.