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TDK DVD-Ram 9.4GB + Samsung S202J problems - need help

Postby nousername on Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:33 pm

Hi all,

I have problems with this combination; it is not possible to format and write on this media with Samsung S202J (SB01)? Actually, I formatted this media (FAT32 in WinXP SP2) for once but after that (when i tried to write on this) my system locked up and after restarting the system I got an error - "Medium Format Corrupted" (but for just one side of it - other side of the media can't be formatted but without this error) while formatting/writing again. I also tried with DVDForm and InCD, but nothing changed, got an same error. I don't think that it's TDK's fault/fail; any suggestions?

thanx for replies.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:34 pm

you can't format a disc with fat32, thats meant for hard drive

cds have CDFS file system
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:59 pm

Actually, you can format DVD-RAM with FAT32.

I'm not sure why that TDK disc doesn't work with the drive. Does anyone know if it supports the double sided 9.4GB media?
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Postby nousername on Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:43 am

As Ian said, it can be formatted as FAT32 that is suggested for XP users rather than formatted as UDF mostly that is suggested for Vista users.
I think, it supports this Type 4 DVD-Ram, because it recognized and formatted this media without any problem before this error :roll:. Maybe I should try it with Vista or different DVD-Writer (but which brand?). I guess it's Samsung's fault, but I don't know why? :roll:
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