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.