First, apologies for resurrecting a stale thread, but the topic and hopefully, my reply are still relevant.
I may still post this as a new thread, but I have a Toshiba RD-XS32 dvd burner w/80gb HDD that may have a failing drive. The drive is a Toshiba SD-W3002 and it does take DVD-RAM cartridges!
So when I got a recommended substitute LG GSA-H42N, I was surprised that it does not take cartridges.
I'm looking at all these specs for DVD drives that do DVD-RAM and there is NO MENTION as to whether they can take cartridges?
So my question is: How do you tell if a super multi DVD burner takes cartridges?
From the drift of this thread, there are no such animals!
Since RAM is the ultimate in every category except price, I find it hard to believe that the cartridge would be essentially abandoned.
Is this actually true and if yes, how can that be?