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Anonymous
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February 12, 2005 6:52:36 PM

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I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.

What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?

What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?

Thanks.

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Anonymous
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February 12, 2005 6:52:37 PM

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Paul Maskell wrote:

> I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.
>
> What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?
>
> What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?

DVD-RAM major advantage is that it's designed specifically to be used as a
data storage medium and so works reliably when treated as just another
disk. It's major disadvantage is that the media is expensive compared with
DVD+RW.

>
> Thanks.

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Anonymous
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February 12, 2005 9:04:19 PM

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Paul Maskell wrote:
>
> I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.
>
> What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?
>
> What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?
>
> Thanks.


Hello, Paul:

I own the similar GSA-4120B and haven't installed it, yet. Meanwhile, my
Panasonic SW-9571 can read/write DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM.

In any case (pun intended), DVD-RAM is the obvious choice, where storage
is concerned. It boasts superior error-correction capabilities (for
data), and more convenience, as the disc can be accessed as readily
as a hard drive or floppy. (That is, unlike other DVD formats, DVD-RAM
requires no "packet writing" software, in order to achieve its HDD
functionality.)

Conversely, DVD-RAM has very sparse compatibility with the vast majority
of DVD players and recorders (both stand-alone models and PC-based
ones). Panasonic and a mere handful of additional manufacturers have
been its only backers, thus far.

Therefore, if this is an issue for you, personally, DVD+RW would be the
better option, in most instances. I, myself, tend to favor DVD-RAM, as
my Panasonic DMR-E50P stand-alone recorder uses it (along with DVD-R),
but, not DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD+R.

Good luck!


Cordially,
John Turco <jtur@concentric.net>
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February 12, 2005 9:16:54 PM

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What do you plan to do with it?

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"Paul Maskell" <paul@maskell17.plus.com> wrote in message
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> I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.
>
> What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?
>
> What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
February 13, 2005 9:09:35 PM

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Isn't DVD-RAM also out dated??

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"J. Clarke" <jclarke@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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> Paul Maskell wrote:
>
> > I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.
> >
> > What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?
> >
> > What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?
>
> DVD-RAM major advantage is that it's designed specifically to be used as a
> data storage medium and so works reliably when treated as just another
> disk. It's major disadvantage is that the media is expensive compared
with
> DVD+RW.
>
> >
> > Thanks.
>
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>
Anonymous
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February 13, 2005 9:09:36 PM

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Q wrote:

> Isn't DVD-RAM also out dated??

In what way? There's nothing else that quite does the same job. Just wish
they were more popular so the media cost would come down.

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> "J. Clarke" <jclarke@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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>> Paul Maskell wrote:
>>
>> > I'm the proud owner of a new LG GSA 4163 drive.
>> >
>> > What type of DVD media is best to use? DVD+RW or DVD RAM?
>> >
>> > What advantanges and disadvantages are there to either media?
>>
>> DVD-RAM major advantage is that it's designed specifically to be used as
>> a data storage medium and so works reliably when treated as just another
>> disk. It's major disadvantage is that the media is expensive compared
> with
>> DVD+RW.
>>
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>>
>> --
>> --John
>> Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
>> (was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
>>

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Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 2:17:57 AM

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Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.


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> Isn't DVD-RAM also out dated??

SNIP
Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 2:17:58 AM

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Piers James wrote:

> Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
> doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
> upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.

Except that it's not mutually exclusive. Lot of drives out there that will
merrily read and write DVD+/-, dual layer, _and_ DVD-RAM. Just wish enough
people would _use_ it to get the price of the media down.

> "Q" <Q@anon.com> wrote in message
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>> Isn't DVD-RAM also out dated??
>
> SNIP

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Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 2:17:59 AM

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J. Clarke wrote:
> Piers James wrote:
>
>
>>Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
>>doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
>>upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.
>
>
> Except that it's not mutually exclusive. Lot of drives out there that will
> merrily read and write DVD+/-, dual layer, _and_ DVD-RAM. Just wish enough
> people would _use_ it to get the price of the media down.

Which burners out there can also burn DVD-RAM? The most of them I see
out there are DVD+/- only, with more of them also having dual-layer
(which is a form of DVD+ anyways).

Yousuf Khan
Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 12:36:56 PM

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At least LG GSA-4163B


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"Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@ezrs.com> kirjoitti viestissä
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> J. Clarke wrote:
> > Piers James wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
> >>doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
> >>upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.
> >
> >
> > Except that it's not mutually exclusive. Lot of drives out there that
will
> > merrily read and write DVD+/-, dual layer, _and_ DVD-RAM. Just wish
enough
> > people would _use_ it to get the price of the media down.
>
> Which burners out there can also burn DVD-RAM? The most of them I see
> out there are DVD+/- only, with more of them also having dual-layer
> (which is a form of DVD+ anyways).
>
> Yousuf Khan
Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 2:53:15 PM

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Yousuf Khan wrote:

> J. Clarke wrote:
>> Piers James wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
>>>doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
>>>upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.
>>
>>
>> Except that it's not mutually exclusive. Lot of drives out there that
>> will
>> merrily read and write DVD+/-, dual layer, _and_ DVD-RAM. Just wish
>> enough people would _use_ it to get the price of the media down.
>
> Which burners out there can also burn DVD-RAM? The most of them I see
> out there are DVD+/- only, with more of them also having dual-layer
> (which is a form of DVD+ anyways).

Just about all of the multimode LGs handle DVD-RAM, including the one in my
cheap laptop.

> Yousuf Khan

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Anonymous
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February 15, 2005 9:47:56 PM

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My LG 4160B does :-) One of the main reasons I bought it.


"Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@ezrs.com> wrote in message
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> J. Clarke wrote:
>> Piers James wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Don't think so. AFAIK, DVD-RAM is technically the superior format, but
>>>doesn't seem to have the support. A bit like Betamax versus VHS and the
>>>upcoming Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD battle we can all look forward too.
>>
>>
>> Except that it's not mutually exclusive. Lot of drives out there that
>> will
>> merrily read and write DVD+/-, dual layer, _and_ DVD-RAM. Just wish
>> enough
>> people would _use_ it to get the price of the media down.
>
> Which burners out there can also burn DVD-RAM? The most of them I see out
> there are DVD+/- only, with more of them also having dual-layer (which is
> a form of DVD+ anyways).
>
> Yousuf Khan
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