BenQ is gonna support DVD-RAM by the end of 2005 (or am I misreading it).
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Those are great news! Thanks for the info, Namoh.
BenQ if they will eventually support DVD-RAM, something that is on the "To Do List" (end of 2005).
its a "To Do List"....not a die die must do... to me there is no reason for dvd-ram...blu-ray is round the corner...
I don't care that Benq will support DVD-RAM (read or write) or not, because I don't use any DVD-RAM disc at all.
yes! bluray might be around the corner but it's going to be very expensive at first!!!
oh goody and what will they support next? Betamax? 8 track tapes?
I think someone really wants to push DVD-RAM... also NEC will offer DVD-RAM support within 2005.
Maybe it ain't a bad format after all!
Who has used it?
I guess 90% of the people that say they don't need it or that it's a useless format, never used it .................. but I could be wrong ofcourse.
I have been using DVD-RAM for about 18 months, and intend to keep using it.
I also have a Panasonic stand alone player which was the main reason for using it to begin with.
I use it daily for data backups, which can be scheduled, and incremental.
ive got a panasonic standalone dvd recorder that uses dvd ram, having a drive that can read em would be handy.
Just how much space can a DVD-Ram hold?
A DVD-RAM can hold up to 9.4GB. There are also discs which have 4.7GB.
dvd-ram two sided is 9.4 (4.7 per side)dvd-ram single sided is 4.7 just like dvd R or RWolder dvd-ram was single sided 1.x in size
8 cm Disc's1.46 GB single sided2.92 GB Double sided
12 cm Disc's1st. generation of DVD-RAM2.6 GB single sided5.2 GB double sided
2nd generation of DVD-RAM4.7 GB single sided9.4 GB double sided
BenQ are doing this in order to get OEM sales from HP
HP recently came to an agreement with Panasonic-that's why new Panasonic set tops will have DVD+R capability and HP's PC's will be shipped with Super-multi drives
anyone knows the advantage of DVD-RAM over +/-Rs?
Its something good to have though, with that option, it'll definitely beat LG with the "super multi" title fo' shizzo.
DVD-RAM is like DVD-RW, in that its rewrite, but unlike RW it can be rewriten 100,000 times vs 1000, also DVD-RAM has very high quality errror checking and correcting system, thats why a 2x RAM disk reads at good speed but writes at 1x the other 1x is takenup with error stuff, so if your DVD-RAM is 5x it will write at 2.5x and you live with this fact because its best errror checking and recover system on ODD so far.
ahh thx KenW =) now I need a piece of that -RAM stuff
try best-buy , or sear I have seen it at both places make you dont buy the caddy version get normal disks, also try to get 3x or 5x as 2x is snail slow.
good thing i bought those 9.7gb (2 sided) DVD-RAM disks for $3.88 each today. KenW: what's wrong w/ getting the "caddy version"? it's removable for Type 4 dvd-ram.