DVD RAM Definition : Definition: It is a DVD technology for high capacity data storage for computers. Like random access memory (RAM), it can be read many times over, written to, and erased. The technology was intended for removeable computer storage, the technology provides the capabilities of Rewriteable CD (CD-RW) users can run programs from the discs, and copy files to them and rewrite and/or delete them. However, with a storage capacity of over 9.0 gigabytes (GB) per double sided disc, this has substantially more capacity of CD-RW.
These discs can be rewritten 100,000 times, many more than either DVD-RW or +RW, the other two rewritable DVD formats. DVD- RAM drives can usually read both DVD Video discs and DVD-ROM discs, and many types of CD.
Compared with other writeable DVDs, the technology is more closely related to hard disk technology, as it has concentric tracks instead of one long spiral track. Unlike the competing formats DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW, you do not need special DVD burning software to write or read DVD-RAMs on a computer. This can be accessed like a usual floppy disk or hard drive.