Are 5.2GB DVD-RAM discs compatible with all DVD-RAM burner drives?

I’m about to purchase an NEC-4550 drive which can burn DVD-RAM at 5x. I always thought DVD-RAM held 4.7GB, but came across some 5.2GB DVD-RAM discs.

Are these larger capacity DVD-RAM discs compatible with all DVD-RAM burner drives ?

THESE are what you’re looking for. mini, single sided (4.7) and double sided (9.4) are the only ones that work.

The 2.6/5.2 GB (Single/Double sided) discs are for older (rev1) DVD-RAM drives only, as rdgrimes said they wont work in newer drives.

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Ah, OK. Thanks for the clarification.

http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#4.3.4