DVD-RAM Reader

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  1. barbaramac

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    I have a Dell Dimension 4550 with a DVD-ROM reader. I would like to change this to a DVD-RAM reader as I have a Panasonic DMRE55 and would like to copy from RAM discs to my PC so that I can burn to DVD-/+R. I have an External DVD writer which does not read RAM. Could I do this myself, is it easy, and what DVD-RAM reader can anyone suggest? Can I, for example, buy an external DVD-RAM reader?
    By the way, I am extremely pleased with the Panasonic DMRE55. Excellent results and so easy to use.
     
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    not sure if there's an external drive which handles RAM but it should be fairly simple to replace the present DVD-ROM drive with the latest offering from LG.

    Here it is at Dabs.com for around £50.

    You may well find it cheaper elsewhere. :)
     
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    I got the LG from Dabs and an IDE to USB lead from Maplins for £20.

    Fine for a laptop, should be simple enough to fit the LG into your Dell though.
     
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    I bought something similar at the weekend.....

    A 3.5" enclosure that converts any IDE/ATAPI drive to USB 2.0 for £20
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help. I have finally bought a DVD-ROM drive which reads DVD-RAM. An LG-GDR8163BB with a black fascia which matches my black Dell computer at a cost of £21.50 including p&p. Not a bad deal, eh? I just hope I can fit it ok. In case anyone is interested, I bought it from www.komplett.co.uk. :)
     
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    You may need to download a driver to read RAM (if one isn't supplied with it).
     
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    Help! I though I was being smart but when I copied a film I had recorded from TV from my DVD-RAM onto a DVD-R it would only play on my PC. I tried it on my Panasonic DVD Recorder, a Pioneer DVD Player and a JVC player. Can anyone help or have I just spent £22 on something which I cannot use? I did not 'finalise' the DVD-RAM as I wanted to use it again, I don't know if this has anything to do with it. :lease:
     
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