Anyone know when the Panasonic 3X DVD-RAM will be out? (LF-M621U)

Am trying to build a new system, one of the final components is the DVD-RAM drive.

The Panasonic LF-D521U (2X DVD-RAM) was unavailble when I started ordering components, as of 10/17/03 it was discontinued. The LF-M621U is its replacement, same features except 3X DVD-RAM.

Only problem as I can’t find any info on it. No one has it for sale, and I can’t find any announcements as to when it will be available.

It’s supposedly been out in Japan since August, and out in Europe (LF-M621E) since October 1.

My current system has an older LF-D200 SCSI DVD-RAM drive at 1X speed that I’ve been using for several years now, so I have shitloads of backups/archives. I use DVD-RAMs when I want the media to behave like a hard disk (delete/overwrite). I stopped using Orb and Jaz media because I got sick of the cartridges going bad on me and losing data.

Dont know about the Panasonic, how about this one?

Originally posted by HotBlack
Dont know about the Panasonic, how about this one?

Wow, thanks, that one’s better! (does both +/- R/RW)


Yes looks good but does not take DVD-RAM in a Cartridge has to be a bare disc. One of the advantages of DVD-RAM is the protection of the disc in the cartridge.

I will wait for the Panasonic LF-M621U

Ron Evans