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i have seen some new dvd burners that now support DVD-RAM writing. is DVD-RAM a popular type of media that will catch on or is it just one of those types of media that one mfg has made and is only used to make money.

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i think DVD-RAM came before DVD-R and DVD+R
it just never took off really

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DVD-RAM just uses the DVD like a page file, except its slower than a HDD.

which i think this is a terrible idea. no wonder it's never used.

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ok. the reason i ask is because i see new dvd burners that say new dvd-ram support and i was thinking that dvd-ram is not new nor does many people know and use it.

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nevermind, it looks like it makes it act like a floppy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-RAM

which sounds handy, but not widespread enough to use yet, i think
whyd the call it DVD-RAM...???

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i really dont see how DVD-RAM will take off when Bluray is going to be a big deal.

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well its had since 1998 to take off... ain't gonna happen

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For DVD-RAM I've seen a few, emphasis on FEW customers wanting to buy it. They said they used it cause it can be written to longer and more safely. Like a super version of DVD+-RW. Me I think its a waste given the price.

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i really dont see how DVD-RAM will take off when Bluray is going to be a big deal.

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And given sony's record I wouldnt count on that happening. If anything HD-DVD is where its at, but I'm not even so sure about that.

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DVD-RAM can be usefull depending on the application. For example, in a (for TV) DVD recorder unit you can use DVD-RAM to do chasing playback, delete individual programs, cut out commercials, etc... which you can't really do with a standard DVD-R.
But I don't really care because my DVR is DVD / HDD and I only use the DVD writer for backing stuff up off the HDD... but for units without a HDD it seems like DVD-RAM would be nice.
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yeah. i would rather have a DVR that has editing features so after im done, i just burn. does DVD-RAM have any uses in computers?

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Yes, it acts more like a hard drive then a storage device (when used as such). It's a shame it never took off.

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another thing sony wanted to use and it never worked for the home user, but is mainly used (when used) by companies for server backups


its SLOW to write and whipe, but its reusable



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Yeah, DVD-RAM is more durable as far as writes and rewrites are concerned by a huge magnitude. It's primary purpose is data backup and storage. We use it at work for backing up radio transmission data on the digital voice recorder.

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so im guessing its not something thats really made for home use?

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that would be a safe assumption...

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quote:

Originally posted by: koolaidwa
another thing sony wanted to use and it never worked for the home user, but is mainly used (when used) by companies for server backups
its SLOW to write and whipe, but its reusable



Actually its by Panasonic. not sony. It's alsy HUGE in japan, go figure.

I've started using DVD-RAM for my archives of free programs etc and other assorted stuff, it's a geat archival medium.

It is ssllooww though.

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quote:

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so im guessing its not something thats really made for home use?

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DVD+RW has largely taken over as that is fine for te average user. Its cheaper and faster.

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i am talking bout in the states, and it was sony

sony had standalone home boxes that could read ram for video

thats what i was talking bout

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quote:

Originally posted by: koolaidwa
i am talking bout in the states, and it was sony

sony had standalone home boxes that could read ram for video

thats what i was talking bout



The RAM Promotion Group (RAMPRG), built by Hitachi, Toshiba, Maxell, LG Electronics, Matsushita/Panasonic, Samsung and Teac.

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well all i know is what i saw in the stores when it came out



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