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s.d. finley
04-02-2001, 12:41 PM
Dear Gurus, i purchased the EZQUEST DVD-RAM drive from youse guys webbsite, i know its 4.7gig, but can i use the other media too? the 2.6 gig and the 5.2 gig?

thanx

sdf

Macca
04-02-2001, 01:14 PM
Hey J.D. I read your post about DVD Ram speeds of 4 GB in an hour. Is this typical of DVD RAM ? The one I used in a G4 500 took an hour to back up a 234MB system folder. what's real?

s.d. finley
04-02-2001, 01:24 PM
an hour for 234 megabytes? that cannot be right! Plus, i was using intechs speedtools DVD/CDROM drivers, so that might make a difference.....but, i do not think that much!
i got 4.2 gigs in about 50 minutes, beige G3 @466 mhz, 384 mb of ram. was the dvdram you are using, did it come w/ the g4?, or firewire add on?

sdf

magician
04-02-2001, 06:05 PM
steve, you should be able to use all DVD-RAM media....keep in mind that the 5.2GB media is the 4.7GB media. You have raw media, and then you have media after formatting.

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s.d. finley
04-03-2001, 09:37 AM
Thanx Mag, i keep forgetting that 1mb is acutally 1024kb! Anyway thats great to know i can use the smaller disk for smaller backup needs.
BTW, you guys have just made a customer for life w/ your great sale deals and support!
rock
sdf

Macca
04-03-2001, 05:52 PM
Yeah it's a sad story, s.d. Stock DVD RAM drive came with a refurb G4 500. Pops and clicks when playing audio CDs. Replaced with another drive does the same thing. Does the pop click problem have anything to do with the slow write speeds i asks me. But 2 bad drives? I decided to bag the DVD RAM idea and am looking to upgrade to DVD R which means one of the new Gigabit machines. So I have a writ once DVD RAM disc 5.2GB 2 sided i won't be using. Ya want it?

jorge
04-03-2001, 07:41 PM
well,

dvd ram drive speed is comparible to a zip drive. Normally do 4 GB backups to a dvd ram in under an hour.

j

s.d. finley
04-04-2001, 09:16 AM
Macca, sure i'll take it! e-mail me @ therionxx@hotmail.com

thanx!

sdf

magician
04-04-2001, 08:56 PM
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