I'm currently using Vista which AFAIK supports RAM natively, and the discs came formatted UDF (which version, I don't know) as default.
What boggles me is that one side of the disc is not completely full (maybe 85% full), however the scan goes the whole length of the disc, which approximately 15%, or the empty portion is covered in PIF and PIE errors. Could this be the culprit? Equally confusing, is that the TRT also covers the entire length of the disc, yet only shows minor slowdowns not related to the unwritten (error filled) portion.
The other side of the 9.4gb disc (it's 99% full) shows acceptable results. Scans were done on my Samsung drive, but I ran one in the Liteon, and the results were nearly identical (both Mediatek chipsets).
I scanned the single side disc, and the scan came out okay as well as the TRT, so I didn't save the images.. But the four images shown are the TRT and scan of each side of the 9.4gb disc.. Any idea why the 200+ PIFs on that one side, and why the TRT shows a successful read?
The idea of using this media, is temporary archival purposes. I routinely back up my hard drive (the one that holds important media, not my main OS drive) every month or so, so I'll need to restore from these discs in the unlikely event that my Raid 0 array fails. I don't need something that will last years. Is DVD-RAM a good candidate for this application?