RAM disc speed query

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Michaeln, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Michaeln

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    Are there different write speed RAM discs available. What difference do higher rate discs have? Are timeslip recordings on RAM discs more reliable with higher write speed discs.
     
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    Yes. The majority of DVD-RAM media you can buy at the moment is 3x (cheap disks may be 2x). 5x media is becoming available now as the new LG multi-format burners are released. 8x media is expected early next year and 16x media will follow by the Christmas 05.

    It just offers an increase in speed. Traditionally DVD-RAM has been the mainstay DVDR format of choice for business as it offers hardware correction, acts as a removeable HDD and has cartridge protection. However as the other DVD re-writeable formats have gained acceptance in the home, and as BluRay technology is 'lagging' behind what was originally planned, Hitachi-LG have been speeding up DVD-RAM. 16x media will likely be as far as it goes (technical reasons will probably cap all the DVDR formats at this speed).

    One thing to note is that, unlike for the other DVDR formats, faster speed DVD-RAMs are entirely backwards compatible with existing DVD-RAM recorders without a need for a firmware update.

    Makes no difference. The only thing that will happen is you will find you can dub to/from DVD-RAM quicker provided you use one of the recent DVD-RAM recorders and 3x/5x speed disks. As I say the speed increase is aimed at PC users as opposed to set-top DVD recorders.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     

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