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DVD-RAM: The Disc that Behaved like a Flash Drive



#CD #floptical #optical media #digital versatile disc #Science & Technology
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DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW ain’t got nothin’ on my man RAM. Oh yes, DVD-RAM, the format of mild obscurity which seems like it should have been friggin huge. Alas, it was but mildly useful.
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*Coming soon:*
USB-ROM
All the speed of a flash drive, all the inconvenience of a DVD

by Lottie 1 year ago

"pretend it's 2005"
uses windows 10


My immersion is ruined

by AB Negative 10 months ago

most optical drives will still read and write these, thou you may need a special driver for that ability, i bought a firewire drive that could read and write these for 600 dollars back in the late 90's when it first came out, it took the cartridge type disk. it still works

by yeti dynamics 1 year ago

Panasonic just ended DVD-RAM production in May 2019.


RIP DVD-RAM
1996-2019

by Nikku4211 1 year ago

"Buying 841 DVDs doesn't make much sense."
You obviously haven't worked for the government before. XD

by Shadow8t4 1 year ago

4.7GB of storage in 1998 was more than double my total HD capacity at the time.

by TheAnon03 1 year ago

Pure info, no distracting background music or generic tech intros, loving it

by OneMinuteFixed 1 year ago

Oh, lord. Take me back to the 90's, calculating cost per MB of storage.

by Iron Reed 1 year ago

"Mac OS 8.6"...

92% of people can't associate that with a date.

by TheResidentSkeptic 2 years ago

like dvd-ram, my idea for car wheels made of ice also never got any traction

by tuseroni 1 year ago

The confusion portion can’t be overstated.

All of those incompatible DVD formats were the very reason I never bothered to invest in a re-writable DVD drive for my PC in the early 2000s. I just stayed with my rewritable CDs for the most part and jumped to USB sticks as they became more viable as the floppy replacement.

by David Wonn 1 year ago

The disks were between $26-30 each in the beginning. Pricing was not the issue. It was the ability to use it all over the place. A lot of drives could not read a ram that was not written in the drive.

by Jay Brooks 1 year ago

i remember my mom getting a dvd-ram recorder really late. like past 2010 because she could record weeks worth of her daily TV shows in decent quality on olny 1-2 discs and re-use them as much as she wanted. That's when i learned about the technology since it was waaaaay better than any other options for this specific task.

by nonAehT 8 months ago

At this time I was 13 and I used my DVD-RW as removable storage, I had one DVD RAM disc but i broke it, I could never find DVD-RAM on store shelves

by Rackneh 1 year ago

"Because they are!"
The amount of sass is why I love this channel. Alongside the learning part.

by Armando René Cantú 1 year ago

I still use my old Maxell DVD-RAM discs occasionally. 😊👍

by FriedAudio 1 year ago

I would love to see a video on the legendary “Zip disk”

by SquidkidMega 1 year ago

Those DVD-RAMs remind me of when I was a kid. The First CD-ROM I was amazed by was put into a CD Caddy. An Encyclopedia on a CD-ROM!

by Robert Pirlot 1 year ago

Hey, my dudes. New viewer to this channel.

I just wanted to say that this channel is excellent. Love the long videos and the nerdy details this dude puts into the production. Yeah, the video is long, but it's filled with engaging content the whole way through. He's covering so many great topics. Keep up the excellent work, my dude.

by PhazonXL Productions 1 year ago

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