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Old 02-21-2005, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What is DVD-RAM?

I was looking through a website one day and I came across a picture of some DVD-RAM. It looked like a reinvention of the floppy disk. Can someone explain what DVD-RAM is, how one would use it, and what you need to use it? Just curious is all.
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i dont remember were i read about it, and i dont remembe exactly what it is, but i do know this....

older DVD-ram was in an enclosure like a floppy, newer one's i think have the option for u to open the enclosure and take the disk out like a normal DVD. i think there in an enclosure so u dont mistake them fora nomral DVD cause they are incompatable with normal Drives. i think thy were made for there RW capabilities, there more reliable for storing important data after many rewrites, i think. i think thy also maybe more expensive. thy can only be used on DVD-RAM drives though.

im not shur if theres a use for them with the average user, or if its old technology, i dont remember. i dont use DVDs either so i dont realy care lol
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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...y..yeah jo....

They are relatively new to the consumer world, but old to say data backup operators at large companies. Actually, I haven't seen many DVD-RAM drive on the market at all! And if I do, they are probably £$£$£$£$£$£$£$£$£$£.

But yeah, they act like a floppy disk or zip disk, but with tonnes more space and very responsible read/write speeds. I hope to see them drop in price and out in the shops soon .
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I was never able to figure out an exact definition of DVD-RAM, but here it is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-RAM

Also, they aren't too expensive, I bought a DVD burner for $70 CAD that supports DVD-RAM.
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ohhh...if you wanna get your hands on one in the UK they are...gotta be very lucky to find DVD-RAM media in the shops.

(Are we slow...or is it well known in the USA / Canada?)
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