16x DVD-RAM specification nearing approval



I just posted the article 16x DVD-RAM specification nearing approval.

 The Recordable DVD Council that represents the DVD-RAM 

format has shown that 16x DVD-RAM format is edging closer to approval. The two
main backers of the DVD-RAM format …

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-so this 16x will be 8x (max) speed with DVD-RAM’s hardware verification halving things, with 8x only being reached on certain areas (outer) of the disc? Kinda disappointing with current drives keeping the data written at the same speed all the time. I guess it had to be done. -does the new chemistry on the media mean life will be reduced on rewrites? One of DVD-RAM’s big selling points is the 100,000 rewrite capability of the media, along with the hardware verification, etc. In fact, that is still my concern with the 5x media -Who is behind the chemistry (probably Hitachi-Maxell, right? -will Panasonic (or anyone) be making a cartridge drive? Bare discs are awful. Questions, questions :g As an aside, I really don’t know why the format is compared with other rewritable formats. It’s a totally different beast.