Pana DVD-RAM drive in external firewire enclosure - Read ONLY :(

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by drifter, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. drifter

    drifter Guest

    I am unable to write DVD-RAM disc when LF-521 is enclosed in
    a external enclosure (I tried two enclosures - Buslink, Sony).
    I can read them just fine. No problem writing to CD-R, DVD-R/RW.

    Any ideas?
     
    drifter, Dec 26, 2003
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  2. drifter

    Jerry Jones Guest

    Jerry Jones, Dec 26, 2003
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  3. drifter

    drifter Guest


    How do you explain the drive working perfectly when connected
    to internal IDE channel on the same machine.
     
    drifter, Dec 27, 2003
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  4. drifter

    Jerry Jones Guest

    I can't explain it.

    I have the OEM version of the LF-D521 - the SW-9571 - in an external
    enclosure as shown in the following photo:

    http://www.jonesgroup.net/msptoshibasteptwo.htm

    I didn't assemble the external enclosure, however.

    I purchased the drive pre-installed in the enclosure.

    It works great - so I know it can be done.

    Perhaps it's a matter of finding a brand of enclosure that will work.

    I'm not sure what may have been the problem with the two enclosure
    brands that you tried.

    Jerry Jones
    http://www.jonesgroup.net

    wrote
     
    Jerry Jones, Dec 27, 2003
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  5. drifter

    drifter Guest

    Is it USB or firewire. Which chipset?
    I so far tried the drive on Sony USB (CRX100), Sony Firewire(CRX1650)
    and
    Buslink firewire extenal drives. None of them supports writing to
    DVD-RAM (disc appears in My Computer as regular DVD-ROM)
     
    drifter, Dec 28, 2003
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  6. drifter

    Jerry Jones Guest

    The external enclosure that I use feature both USB 2.0 and FIREWIRE connections.

    I have only used the FIREWIRE connection.

    It works great.

    Jerry Jones
    http://www.jonesgroup.net
     
    Jerry Jones, Dec 28, 2003
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  7. drifter

    Jerry Jones Guest

    There are both internal and external enclosure models that will write
    to DVD-RAM:

    1. Panasonic SW-9571 (internal older model; accepts cartridged DVD-RAM
    discs)

    http://store.yahoo.com/ourstore-2000/panswmuldvdd.html

    2. Panasonic SW-9572 (internal newer model; accepts cartridged DVD-RAM
    discs)

    http://store.yahoo.com/ourstore-2000/paswdvcdindr.html

    3. Panasonic SW-9572 (external newer model; accepts cartridged DVD-RAM
    discs)

    http://store.yahoo.com/ourstore-2000/paswexfi20dr.html

    4. Panasonic SW-9582 (internal newer model; but doesn't accept
    cartridged DVD-RAM discs)

    http://www.logicalplus.com/paswdvdmudrd.html

    5. LG GSA-4040B (internal; burns to all formats, but doesn't accept
    cartridged DVD-RAM discs)

    http://www.gogocity.com//product_details.asp?dept_id=225&pf_id=CO02CDR0200

    6. LG GSA-4040B (external; burns to all formats, but doesn't accept
    cartridged DVD-RAM discs)

    http://www.gogocity.com/product_details.asp?dept_id=225&pf_id=CO07CDR0182USB

    Jerry Jones
    http://www.jonesgroup.net
     
    Jerry Jones, Dec 28, 2003
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