Writing RAM media what software do I need?

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#1

Ive heard of Nero INCD but isnt that supposed to be evil?lol what should I use to write to 9.4gb ram discs???


#2

From what I’ve been told, InCD has various bugs.

The recommended thing to use is Panasonic’s DVD-RAM drivers. These normally check if you have a Panasonic writer when you try to install them, but there is a hacked version that avoids that check (and so should install happily with most writers). That is available here :

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1290079&postcount=19


#3

9.4 GB RAM discs? Would that be 2-sided discs?

If you have Windows XP, the Panasonic driver is your best choice for any burner.


#4

Does that version work with a Pioneer drive Karangguni?


#5

I have 6 RAM drives. It works with all of them. Once it is installed, it seems to do just fine.


#6

Yep, in theory once you have the driver you just format the RAM disc as a standard HD (FAT32 or even NTFS I think) and use it… as a standard HD.

Though I admit I was totally ignorant of the fact that there were 9.4GB RAM discs… :eek:


#7

yeah i saw them at SPV :bigsmile: I’ve bought 2.

http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=71


#8

@gregtherotterius

Is the animated gif in your sig your creation, if so how many watts of power to bop the crisp bag? (at least I think its a crisp bag)


#9

I love the way you say “SPV” instead of “SVP”…it’s funny :bigsmile:

@Franck - I didn’t know about them either, til Greg mentioned them :eek:

I too would give the RAM drivers a go.


#10

@MOD.IT: please take such matters to PM, thanks :slight_smile:


#11

Don’t have a Pioneer drive but I don’t see why it shouldn’t. It works with most DVD-RAM capable writers. Don’t worry that your drive isn’t a Panasonic.


#12

I [B]think[/B] that once the DVD-RAM is formatted as , say, UDF 1.5 then the presence of the driver is irrelevant. Just drag & drop with explorer.

The Panasonics I’ve got came formatted so I don’t think I needed the driver. I stress the “I think” here.

BTW I knew about the double-sided DVD-RAM disks.


#13

They’re not 9.4GB discs as such: “Double Sided” = you have to flip them over :slight_smile: .

Also “Cartridge Type” = not what you’d normally get for a Pio 111 as it doesn’t use it :confused: .


#14

They come out of the cartridge. OMG how lame is that lol double sided :sad: ah well, I suppose the point of double sided discs is just to have more data on less discs. Cant wait to stuff all my photos and random stuff on there :bigsmile:


#15

can i get a hug cus im so cute? :bigsmile: lol I dunno, SPV sounds better :iagree: ess-pee-vee :slight_smile: SVP sounds too close to MVP which is kinda lame lol.

But yeah, I wonder if they are twice as risky as normal dvd ram discs as both sides need to be taken extra care of :eek:


#16

/me gives Greg his hug :bigsmile:

I’d be interested in how they hold up after a few months, now you mention the “risky” thing. My feeling is they should be fine if handled carefully, but you never know!


#17

You are mistaken. Without the driver, all you do is read the disc.

The Panasonic driver will work with [B]any[/B] RAM burner in WindowsXP, as long as XP identifies the burner as a RAM burner. The Win2000 driver uses an INI file with a list of burners, which can be modded to match any burner’s ID string.


#18

I guess they might be alright as I only backup my photos and other stuff once every 2 months or so.


#19

The big problem with double sided RAM is that a number of users have said they have problems with some drives. Also they are more prone to damage and they cost waaaay more than 2 normal discs, which I get for a few cents over $1.


#20

Not way more really, Over in the UK they cost 2 dollars more. The single side ones cost £2.50 or about 5 dollars. The dual disc ones are £3.49 or about 7 dollars.