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Toast 8 user manual says that the program recognises dvd ram (non-cartridge) disks and my freecom external dvd drive also accepts this medium. However I cannot get toast 8 to copy anything to a dvd ram disk. Has anyone else found this and does anyone know of a solution? Thanks in advance

jaykay

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I've never used DVD-Ram but I hope I can help with this. First I want to be clear if you are referring to writing to DVD-Ram the way it can be done on a PC in which the DVD-Ram disc becomes much like a hard drive or flash drive. Macs can't do that. You should be able to burn to a DVD-Ram disc the same as if it is any other DVD presuming the drive supports writing to those discs.

 

What happens when you try to burn to the DVD-Ram disc? Have you used Toast to erase the DVD-Ram before recording?

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Hi Tsantee

 

Thanks for your response. No I hadn't thought of using Toast to erase the DVD-Ram before recording. I had just assumed, obviously in error, that a new Dvd Ram would be ready formatted. So I will try your suggestion and let you know how I get on. I was trying to burn to DVD Ram to back up my personal data files and photo files.

Thanks again and regards

Jaykay :mellow:

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Hi tsantee

I tried your advice to erase the DVD Ram disk. The good news is that it worked and I have now backed up my data. For info only - the erase process was very slo-o-o-o-w (I almost gave up on it) and backing up also took a lot longer than backing up to a DVR/RW. The reason I wanted to use DVD Ram is that they can be re-written to for ever and a day - some reviews estimate 100,000 times, and I am constantly adding and deleting photo's and clipart.

Thank you very much for your help.

Regards

Jaykay :)

 

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Hi tsantee

I tried your advice to erase the DVD Ram disk. The good news is that it worked and I have now backed up my data. For info only - the erase process was very slo-o-o-o-w (I almost gave up on it) and backing up also took a lot longer than backing up to a DVR/RW. The reason I wanted to use DVD Ram is that they can be re-written to for ever and a day - some reviews estimate 100,000 times, and I am constantly adding and deleting photo's and clipart.

Thank you very much for your help.

Regards

Jaykay :)

I'm glad it worked. It may work to use the Quick Erase which should only take a brief time. Something you might consider is to use a 4 GB flash drive instead. Those much faster and more flexible than writing to discs.

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