Is is true? DVD-RAM = big floppy

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#1

and you can drag files back and forth using Windows Explorer?

Is this ever possible with DVD+/-RW? e.g. the in the review of the LG GSA-4163B here, “random” write is listed as a supported writing format/mode for DVD+RW disks (but not for DVD-RW, where “restricted overwrite” is supported … not to mention incremental and sequential recording modes on other disk types …)

Confused? I am !


#2

That’s my understanding of what dvd-ram is. The format was specifically designed that way. You can do something similar with cd-rw’s (and dvd+/- rw’s if I am not mistaken) with packet writing software like nero incd but I don’t think too many people use it. Packet writing programs like incd generally try to take control of the drive and conflict pretty bad with other software.


#3

Aha thanks I’d wondered what “packet writing” was. Sounds like DVD-RAM will be the way forward. (One day.)