DVD-RAM - umm......... how?

vbimport

#1

I’ve just bought an OEM LG GSA 4163B drive, my first DVD burner. The hardware is fine and burns CDs via Nero 6 wonderfully. However, I’m absolutely stumped about how to use the DVD-RAM disc I’ve also just bought. Obviously it’s a no-no using XP itself but Nero says it’s UDF and not ISO and asks for a reformat.

I checked these forums and found a thread containing:
http://www.bhacorp.com/download/utilities/dvdram.html
but this update said it couldn’t find the updater installed and aborted the iunstalation.

Would someone mind telling me what I’m getting wrong and how I can use DVD-RAM / where to get drivers if they’re necessary?

Thanks in advance - help much appreciated.

Steve


#2

Why do you think it’s a no-no with XP? XP will format it to fat32 if you want.

If you do a search in the LG forum you’ll get links to a driver pack that will allow it to be formated to UDF, better than Nero doing it.

BTW it will be UDF with Nero etc , only XP formats to fat32.

Actually here’s a link for the Panasonic DVD-RAM driver which works fine. http://www.geocities.com/xkodi/dvdram/


#3

Or you can use InCD (however bad that sounds) i had used it before. My RAM disc got locked to read only cos it screwed up, but else it was good.


#4

Thanks for the replies. Will try both the driver and InCD if necessary. Actually I don’t have much of a clue how DVD-RAM works and so have probably made all kinds of wrong assumptions.

Steve