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Can a dvd ram/r burn CDs or DVDs?It's a matsushita lf-d311g
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DVD-RAM also known as a DVD Writer. Yes it'll burn CDs and DVDs.
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i installed it last night.i cant get it to burn anything.
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DVD-RAM also known as a DVD Writer.

Not exactly. DVD-RAM defines the "media" (the actual blank disks) the data is stored on. Other "write" formats include DVD-RW and DVD+RW. The hardware device designed to write to DVDs is the "DVD writer" and it may or may not be able to write to, or burn DVD-RAM disks, but most likely will be able to read them.

It seems since Panasonic acquired Matshushita, documentation (and drivers) for Matshushita products has become non-existent - or at least I can't find any. That said I don't recall seeing a DVD burner that did not also support burning CDs - as long as the OS supported it. But we don't now what OS you are using. And what drivers are you using?
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Im using xp pro I wouldn't know what to tell you about the drivers.Although I did try to update them.I replaced my CD drive with the dvd ram/R because I didnt have a IDE cable or the other cables to go with it.I noticed today that the ide cable has a extra piece in the middle so dose that mean I hooked it up wrong?
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Well, you would need drivers to burn. XP knows how to read, but writing usually takes specific drivers. IDE controllers can support 2 devices on the same cable, so the extra connector in the middle is for a second drive. If you can read data from a disk in that drive, it is connected properly.
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