Dvd Ram Drive

Written by Jessica Duquette
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A DVD RAM drive can hold the same amount of data as 3,600 floppy disks. What is the difference between DVDs and CDs? While CDs were a tremendous step in the right direction after floppy disks, they can only carry 100 megabytes of information.

How Much More Effect Is a DVD RAM Drive?

A DVD RAM drive can manage up to five gigabytes of data. If you're confused about the difference between ROMs, RAMs and RWs, you aren't alone. Hopefully the paragraphs below will help quell your confusion.

A standard DVD ROM can read the data on a CD, but it cannot record information. If you are one of the millions of people who download Mpeg files of your favorite artists, you are restricted to listening to that music from your computer. A RAM drive can write or record data and instantly alleviate any concerns you may have about storage.

Who Can Benefit From This?

The benefits of these RAM drives are endless though the costs are still significant. Data retrieval is instant and more user-friendly than tape storage. If you frequently transmit large amounts of data, manipulate and send video files or graphic design work or are responsible for the backup of large servers and network facilities, RAM drives are the logical solution for you.


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