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Windows XP supports the DVD-RAM file systems

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This article describes the ability of Microsoft Windows XP to support the DVD-RAM file systems.
In Windows XP, DVD-RAM disks can be used as either CD-ROM/DVD-ROM devices or as rewriteable disks. The support technology for DVD-RAM uses the file allocation table 32 (FAT32) file system for read/write operations and enables the use of the Universal Disk Format (UDF) file system for read-only operations. DVD-RAM also supports multiple-session recording and logical block addressing.

The following list contains the DVD-RAM drives that are supported in Windows XP:
  • Hitachi GF-2000
  • Toshiba SD-W2002
  • Matsushita LF-D311S
  • Matsushita LF-D311BK
  • Matsushita LF-D311GK
  • Matsushita LF-D311HS
  • Matsushita LF-D311H
  • Matsushita LF-D311BW
  • Matsushita LF-D311SC
  • Matsushita LF-D311M
  • Matsushita LF-D311G
  • Matsushita LF-D311HG
  • Matsushita LF-D311F
Note Universal File System Driver (UDFS) has a writable path in Windows XP to support volume writes to format UDF to Fat32. If the media is formatted to the CDFS (9660.x) specification, Windows XP does not have a write path, and the media will be perceived as read-only.

Article ID: 283588 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 23:35:13 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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