Many people think that any type of blank CD/DVD media can be used on any DVD burner. But they do not know that the media type should be supported by the DVD burner before you can use it. For example, if you buy DVD+R blank disks and try to use them on a DVD writer that supports writing to only DVD-R disks, then it will fail to burn any data to your newly bought disks which means total waste of money. This is why it is important for you to know all the disk types that your DVD or Blu-ray writer supports.
If you buy a lot of blank media in bulk, then you should be using DVDInfoPro software which could be able to tell you a lot of detailed information about the DVD/Blu-ray writer as well as about the blank disks. As soon as you launch this program, it gathers all the information about all the installed optical disk drives and displays them for you. For each of the optical disk drives, you can see the disk types it supports for reading, the disk types it supports for writing and other special features it supports (for example, multi-session or SecurDisk).
Other than displaying the information about the blank media and the optical disk writers, it can also perform some benchmarks. You can perform benchmarks to test both the read and write speeds for the disk drive. You can also see whether a particular brand of blank media performs better in your optical disk writer. You can also use it to erase the re-writable blank disks.
Conclusion: DVDInfoPro is a useful tool when if you burn a lot of CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disks. You can use it to get detailed information about blank media, optical disk writers and to test them for any errors.
You can download DVDInfoPro from http://www.dvdinfopro.com/.