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How to use DVD-Ram discs


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I'm looking for help on the use of RAM-discs.

I have a brand new Samsung +/- RW WRITER SH-S162L.

Normally a RAM disc could be used as an HD within Explorer; adding files and deleting them; of course when the disc is loaded only.

This doesn't seem to wotk however. Do I need to load extra special drivers on top of the one's that were automatically loaded with my Writer ?

According to the specifications of the drive it should be possible to use RAM discs. I can record on them and play them back; but only erase the full disc.
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This thing still isn't solved. I mean why can I only erase the full disc ?
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Maybe here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-RAM

Windows XP Home and Professional can only write directly to FAT32-formatted DVD-RAM discs. For UDF-formatted discs, which are considered faster, compatible device drivers or software such as InCD or DLA are required. Windows Vista can natively access and write to both FAT32 and UDF-formatted DVD-RAM discs though Vista uses its own version of the UDF format giving compatibility problems. Vista also has issues with XP formatted FAT32 discs as Vista uses the CPRM features. Even though it is possible to use any file system one likes, only very few perform well on DVD-RAM. This is because some file systems frequently over-write data on the disc and the table of contents is contained at the start of the disc.


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Thanks, never thought this could be found in the WIKI. And ... well this "...though Vista uses its own version of the UDF format giving compatibility problems", is just another reason why I love Vista :)

Edited by JimB007, 05 February 2009 - 09:07 AM.

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But....I'd like to know, if that info was of any help in solving your problem.
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No, I can't delete single files on the DVD-RAM, but now I guess it must have to do something in the way the disc was preformatted. Thanks anyway.
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