This is not an issue for you since you own a Panasonic drive. If installed, then it should also work with other DVD-RAM drives.
This sounds interesting. Does this mean that the Toshiba drivers work with the Panasonic units as well? If yes: Do they have any advantages over the Panasonic drivers? A search with Google and this forum gave me the impression that the Toshiba drivers are actually Panasonic's â€“ as a newbie to current DVD-RAM units I am now puzzled.
These drivers are indeed original Panasonic drivers, but their installer is not restricted But they are older than the latest release from Panasonic directly.
Vista users don't need these drivers at all, since Vista supports UDF writing on DVD-RAM out-of-the-box.