DVD drive included with 24" iMac handles DVD-RAM too

Even though it’s not listed in the System Profiler as one of the abilities of the drive, it turns out that the Matshita UJ-85J handles DVD-RAM after all. It’s a bit odd not being listed. Wonder why it’s not included in the firmware as a supported format?

Anyone have any info?

Nice little bonus, I guess.

Yeah, seems to be another OEM version of an 85x drive, hardware is the same.

I have only read from it - I have not tried to write to it in the Mac. I suppose I’d need Toast for that. Don’t know if the native OS X Disk Utility will support RAM format.