Extract data from old DVD-RAM 2.6 GB cassette

  1. Posts : 11,246
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    Extract data from old DVD-RAM 2.6 GB cassette

    Hi there
    just throwing an odd ball here
    Found some really old DVD-RAM discs which have data on them - however these are of the old cassette types.

    Just wondering if there's any method of at least seeing the data that's on them.

    I had an old DVD-RAM recorder (domestic one - Panasonic) donkeys years ago but that's gone. If I remove the discs from the cassette would any of the external DVD recorders play -- I've got a Samsung external DVD device which allegedly can read / write to DVD-RAM but not cassettes.

    I know people on these forums often play around with "Wacky Hardware" - done it myself from time to time but this is beyond my area of expertise.

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 3,279

    According to this WIKI, unless the Cartridge has a Type 1 ( I don't know what that means ), you can remove the disc and use it with a normal DVD-RAM drive.

    DVD-RAM - Wikipedia
    "DVD-RAMs were originally solely sold in cartridges; recent DVD recorders can work with discs either with or without a cartridge, and many devices do not work with cartridges. Discs can be removed from cartridges for use with these drives (except with type 1 media, see table above)."
      My Computers


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