Need Help Buying a (Mini) DVD-Ram Drive

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#1

I have a DVD Hitachi Camcorder, I have ben burning on a Mini DVD-Ram drive. I tried to read the disks with a Toshiba 5372, which I thought read DVD-RAM. After talking to tech support, the drive does not read mini DVD-RAM.

Any one know of a drive that reads Mini DVD-RAM’s burned on a camcorder?

thanks in advance for your help.


#2

I use my LG4163 and convert with AVS Video Converter, then burn back to DVD-/+R disk on the LG4163. Works like a champ. Plays in all my standalones.


#3

Yep, the LG GSA4163B should do the trick.

I’ll look it up for you.


#4

Went to Fry’s to return the Toshiba and the sales person told me to try a Hammer-Storage drive so I picked one up. From what I have read it is a Panasonic SW-9585. Hooked it up and reads and writes Mini DVD-RAM.

I am in business, thanks for your replies.

PS: I also read the specs on this drive are not as good as others on the market, however I am happy that I can read and write DVD-RAM, which was more important to me then 1 or 2X faster speeds.


#5

Hitachi makes LG DVD-RAM burners.

I’d like to have a HD 1080i camcorder with DVD-RAM and SD/CF/MMC memory card slots.


#6

This drive is not bad at all. :wink:

Read a review at cdrlabs


#7

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, too bad it’s hard to get any Panasonic drive here in The Netherlands. :frowning:


#8

Same here.