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Re: DVD-Ram diagnostics

>From: Jan =?utf-8?q?L=C3=BChr?= <jluehr@gmx.net>

>I was told, that DVD-Ram is very secure because of its structure. Today a 
>nearly four months old DVD-Ram failed. (Maxell, non-cartrigde version). My 
>LG-4081B throw some i/o errors when I tried to dd the dvd-ram with random 
>data in order to encrypt it.
>I could not see any scratches, dust or any fingerprints on the dvd.
>What might have gone wrong? How can I detect it? How do I proctect my other 

DVD-RAM is no more secure than DVD-RW if both are not inside a cartridge.

If you use "Formatted" DVD (non RAM) media, you of course need to make sure 
that you are using Mt. Fuji (DVD-RW) or Mt. Rainier (DVD+RW), otherwise DVD-RAM
is still better.


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