My first time here so Hello all.
I have installed the ND-4550 succesfully on Windows 2000 and am using Nero OEM version 6 and all is well, but I would like to use the DVD RAM function. I have the recommended Panasonic discs.
I have read the posts regarding this with windows XP but 2000 does not have automatic support so I think the problem may be different. I understand that I need a driver and have Emailed NEC but the answer was as follows:-
Unlike DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW, you do not need special DVD burning software to write or read DVD-RAMs on a computer. DVD-RAMs can be accessed like a usual floppy disk or hard drive.
No DVD burning software required in computers - discs can be used and accessed like a removable hard disk; MS Windows requires a special DVDRAM driver or InCD program, although Windows XP can write to FAT32 formatted discs directly.
OK, so I need a DVD RAM driver but where do I get one that will be compatible with this wrtiter? I have spent some hours trying to find one and tried a few with no luck. As I am completely new to DVD RAM I don’t really know what to expect but reading between the lines of some of the articles I beleive that the drive should appear in “My Computer” as a separate removeable drive icon and that it should be possible to drag and drop items into it. Presumeably there should also be a facility for formatting discs.
I would really like to hear from anyone who has managed to use DVD RAMs on this drive in Win 2K, or anyone who knows how to.
Hope I have explained properly, help would truly be appreciated.