Hi, I have an LG GSA-H55L DVD Burner drive which supposedly supports DVD-RAM. I have come across a Type I (Type 1) disc that according to Wikipedia is a “Double-sided one layer discs with a capacity of 5.16 GB” and is version 1.0 DVD-RAM.
It comes in an “unremovable” enclosure which didn’t work quite well as it was pretty easily opened and I took the DVD out.
Now, I never used a DVD-RAM media before, so I googled a bit and from what I read, DVD-RAM should work straight out of the box (no pun intended) with my OS which is Windows XP Pro SP3. However, that is not the case, because the DVD is not recognized at all, not by XP’s Explorer, ISOBuster, Nero etc. It just says "no disc in the drive.
Some notes that I’d like to point out: This DVD was used in a Mac computer and still works great there. It is probably formatted with a Macintosh partition but I tried to delete it with a utility called DVD-RAM tune-up in the Mac, I think I succeeded, too, still, can’t read the DVD in my PC.
Here is some info about my DVD drive:
Is there something I need to do in order to read DVD-RAMs on XP? Or maybe my drive simply does not support version 1.0 DVD-RAMs?
Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.