A re-writable DVD, with capacities of 2.6 GB (first generation) or 4.7 GB (second generation) per side.
The DVD-RAM standard uses media that can be written and read multiple times, like RAM chips. The first DVD-RAM media held 2.6 GB worth of data per side,...
Like DVD-R, DVD-RAM is a format for creating your own DVD video discs. However, unlike DVD-R, it's a rewritable format — DVD-RAM discs can be erased and re-recorded up to 100,000 times! DVD-RAM recorders feature a very high data transfer rate (22.16 Mbps), and employ random access storage and retrieval, like a computer's hard disk drive. This method of handling data gives DVD-RAM some handy capabilities that you don't get with other recordable DVD formats. For instance, some DVD-RAM decks give you simultaneous, independent playback and recording — you can watch one recorded program while a different one records, or watch a program from the beginning while a later portion of the same program continues recording. Once you've recorded a series of scenes or programs onto a DVD-RAM disc, you can rearrange the playback order, or remove unwanted segments altogether. However, there's a bit of a trade-off for the added flexibility: DVD-RAM discs are not compatible with most regular DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. (So, for instance, if you want to record home movies to a DVD disc that you can send to a family member or friend, consider using the more widely compatible DVD-R format.)
Just starting to appear commercially, the DVD-RAM disk is a rewritable version of the DVD disk. Just as with the CD-RW disks, information, video, audio, and or data can be recorded to the disk, but it can later be modified, erased, or updated. All this, but with the storage capacity found with the DVD specification.
A form of writable DVD that uses phase-change technology, similar to the CD-RW format, to allow multiple write operation and erasures on the disc surface. DVD-RAM media is contained in a cartridge.
Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory. One of three competing formats for the DVD-ReWritable standard. A rewritable DVD based on Book E of the DVD specifications. DVD-RAM initially held up to 2.66 GB of data; however, the DVD-RAM 2.0 specification changed the capacity to 4.7 GB. DVD-RAM was developed by Hitachi and Matsushita. The current DVD-RAM specification does not include double-layered discs. See DVD-ReWritable.
Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory. A high storage capacity, writable version of DVD technology good for backing up hard disk data.
This is true Read/Write media. Data can be record and erased many times. DVD RAM will use a technology based on Phase Change technology. (Capacity of approx. 2.8GB)
A re-writable DVD recording format that is incompatible with all other recordable DVD formats.
Refers to writable DVD disks. Analogous to CD-R and CD-RW, but with several times the storage capacity of these older formats. Special drives are required for writing onto blank DVD-RAM disks.
DVD Random Access Memory. 1. A DVD disc which can be recorded with information, erased, and recorded again. 2. A special DVD recording device which can be used to record DVD-RAM discs.
Stands for "Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory." DVD-RAMs are ...
A rewritable compact disc format that provides much greater data storage than today's CD-RW systems. The caddy-mounted discs will initially provide 2.6GB per side on single or double-sided discs.
Digital Video Random Access Meory. A DVD format that can be written on and erased repeatedly, but distinct from DVD-RW in that only devices compatible with DVD-RAM can read DVD-RAM, and they are frequently stored in a cartridge.
A version of DVD on which data can be recorded more than once. Uses phase-change recording technology.
High-capacity, high-performance optical disk that allows data to be read, written, and erased. It is comparable to a rewritable CD, and can hold up to 2.6 gigabytes of information per side.
a rewritable DVD that functions like a removable hard disk
A recordable format supported by the DVD Forum. It has superior recording features but it is not compatible with most DVD-ROM drives or DVD Video players. It works well when set up like a removable hard disk.
DVD-RAM are DVDs that are erasable. They typically tend to find roles in backup servers where more than a few gigabytes of data are being stored. These discs and the associated drive needed to write to them are still expensive and very sensitive to dust and vibration.
A writable dvd disc that has a storage capacity of 4.7 GB of each side and can only be recorded onto once.it is not compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players
Rewriteable type DVD disc with more than 2.6 GB storage capacity per side.
Re-Writable DVD format with 2.6 Gigabytes (Ver. 1) and 4.7 Gigabytes (Ver. 2) storage capacity per side. DVD-RAM discs use the "Phase Change Recording" method where the recording layer can change between amorphous and crystalline state depending on different power of the laser.
DVDs that can be re-recorded an estimated 100,000 times. DVD-RAM discs usually come in a protective plastic caddy, increasing their lifespan
Re-recordable disc, encased in a protective caddy. It can be single or double-sided, and can be reused up to 100,000 times.
A recordable DVD format similar to DVD-RW in that it is a re-writeable format. Unlike DVD-RW it is capable of being written to and erased over 100,000 times. Backed by Hitachi, Panasonic, Toshiba, and others.
Commonly houses its discs in protective caddies like a large floppy. Your PC treats DVD-RAM drives as both optical and removable drives. It's therefore possible for users running Windows XP to drag files on and off a DVD-RAM in Windows Explorer as if it were a huge Zip disk.
The DVD format developed by Panasonic. The method of recording allows the user to watch the beginning of a program whilst the remainder is still being recorded.
A rewritable DVD disc endorsed by Hitachi, Panasonic, and Toshiba. DVD-RAM is a cartridge-based (and, more recently, bare disc) technology for data recording and playback. The first DVD-RAM drives were introduced in spring 1998 and had a capacity of 2.6 GB (single side) or 5.2 GB (double side). DVD-RAM Version 2 discs with 4.38 GB arrived in late 1999, and double-side 9.4 GB discs arrived in 2000. DVD-RAM drives typically read DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and CD media. The current installed base of DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players can't read DVD-RAM media.
Re-writeable DVD disc.
A recordable DVD format that is capable of being written and erased more than 100,000 times.
A rewritable DVD disc endorsed by Panasonic, Hitachi and Toshiba. It is a cartridge-based, and more recently, bare disc technology for data recording and playback. The first DVD-RAM drives were introduced in Spring 1998 and had a capacity of 2.6GB (single sided) or 5.2GB (double sided). DVD-RAM Version 2 discs with 4.38GB arrived in late 1999, and double-sided 9.4GB discs in 2000. DVD-RAM drives typically read DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and CD media. The current installed base of DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players cannot read DVD-RAM media.
A high-density optical disc that can be written, erased, and rewritten by the user.
A DVD format wherein DVD-RAM discs can be recorded and erased repeatedly but are only compatible with devices manufactured by the companies that support the DVD-RAM format. DVD-RAM discs are typically housed in cartridges. DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp. These formats are also supported by the DVD Forum.
A re-writable version of DVD upon which content can be recorded more than once. Data is recorded randomly on the disc.
The rewritable (up to 100,000 times) equivalent of DVD-R and DVD+R. Much less compatible with set-top DVD players but good for archiving.
Re-writable version of DVD, Drives can also read DVD-ROM and CDs.
An optical drive that uses a special type of DVD technology that is usually held in a specail diskette like case. May be rewritable. Cannot write DVD-R or CD-R/CD-RW, but can usually read all of these formats.
A two-sided, rewritable format introduced by Hitachi, Toshiba and several other manufacturers. DVD+RAM discs cannot be read by DVD set-top players, nor by many computer DVD drives.
Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory
DVD Random-Access Memory, is the first iteration of a reusable recordable DVD disc. Also similar to DVD-RW.
DVD Random Access Memory. A rewritable DVD disc endorsed by Panasonic, Hitachi and Toshiba. It is a cartridge-based, and more recently, bare disc technology for data recording and playback. DVD-RAM bare discs are fragile and do not guarantee data integrity. The first DVD-RAM drives had a capacity of 2.6GB (single sided) or 5.2GB (double sided). DVD-RAM Version 2 discs have double-sided 9.4GB discs. DVD-RAM drives typically read DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and CD media. The current installed base of DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players cannot read DVD-RAM media.
DVD-Random Access Memory. A type of rewriteable DVD with backwards-compatibility problems: DVD-ROM drives and DVD players can’t read them.
2.6 GB/side used in Hitachi camcorders$40.00 CAD each
A single DVD-RAM disk can contain 2.6 Gbytes of information for a single sided disk or 5.2 Gbytes for double sided disks. This media is re-writable similar to a hard drive.
Rewritable DVD that can be erased and recorded on multiple times. 7.25
is one of the competing DVD recordable formats. This format is supported by Panasonic, which makes the Panasonic DMR-E10 DVD recorder. back to the previous page
DVD-RAM (DVDâ€“Random Access Memory) is a disc specification presented in 1996 by the DVD Forum, which specifies rewritable DVD-RAM media and the appropriate DVD writers. DVD-RAM media have been used in computers as well as camcorders and personal video recorders since 1998.