DVD for Data Storage FAQ
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1.a The DVD Frequently Asked Questions List
The best single source of general information on DVD is the DVD Frequently Asked Questions list.
A section of the DVD FAQ is specifically about Recordable DVD.
1.b Some other sources
DVD Forum (the official DVD standards organization)
DVD+RW page (the Sony, Philips, H-P format)
Compact Disc Homepage DVD Information
InfoStor article on Writable DVD Market
2.a DVD-R (sales started in Spring 1998)
2.b DVD-RAM (sales started in Summer 1998)
Hitachi: GF-1000, G-1050, GF-1055
2.c DVD+RW (aka "+RW") (projected for 1999)
Hewlett-Packard: press release
Philips: press release
Sony: press release
2.d DVD-RW (projected for 1999?)
Pioneer: press release
NEC: MMVF (nothing on web site)
Inception: Pioneer DVD-R
AOpen: DVD-520S (wholesaler)
APS: APS DVD-RAM
Creative: Creative PC-DVD RAM
The Creative PC-DVD RAM is intended for Windows 95/98. But Todd Buchanan's web site describes how it can be installed on a Macintosh clone as well.
Digital Connection: DVD-520S
Inception: Panasonic DVD-RAM
LaCie: LaCie DVD-RAM
Luminex (along with their own integrated drivers for various OS)
Smart Storage: SmartCD (NT only)
Software Architects: Write UDF! (Windows 95/98)
Software Architects: DVD-RAM TuneUp
DVD-RAM patch (not UDF)
Linux UDF info
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