What is/was DVD RAM

  wobbler 20:14 18 Dec 2005
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Can someone please explain what the difference is between a DVD RAM disk drive and a DVD RW drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:16 18 Dec 2005

A DVD format wherein DVD-RAM discs can be recorded and erased repeatedly but are only compatible with devices manufactured by the companies that support the DVD-RAM format. DVD-RAM discs are typically housed in cartridges. DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp. These formats are also supported by the DVD Forum.

Short for DVD-ReWritable, a re-recordable DVD format similar to CD-RW or DVD+RW. The data on a DVD-RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium. DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp. These formats are also supported by the DVD Forum.

  Catastrophe 22:32 18 Dec 2005

"DVD-RAM discs are typically housed in cartridges."

I hesitate to disagree with you but there are different types of DVD-RAM some of which are NOT housed in cartridges. I have several DVD-RAM drives which share compatibility with my Panasonic DVD players.

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