Bij GameSpot hebben ze een review online geschopt van de Creative Labs PC-DVD DVD-RAM Kit. Dit is dus geen DVD Recorder, maar eigenlijk gewoon een back-up apparaat. De schijffies kunnen namelijk alleen in hetzelfde machientje gelezen worden. Hieronder wat meer info:
This is not a DVD recorder.
I have to mention that up front, because I've gotten a number of questions on this issue. The Creative DVD-RAM drive can act as a DVD-ROM drive, but you can't take a DVD-RAM cartridge (or remove the disc from the cartridge) and read it in a DVD-ROM drive like those on most PCs.
The Creative PC-DVD DVD-RAM drive (say that fast, five times) is a pricey alternative to other backup methods. It requires an SCSI host adapter, which means it's really only suited for high-end SCSI-based systems - though you can always just drop in a cheap SCSI card and use it as a backup drive. Measuring performance for this drive is a little tricky - do you measure the drive as if it were a CD-ROM or a backup device? We did both.
The DVD-RAM drive ships with one double-sided cartridge. Note that although it's touted as a "5.2GB drive," the cartridges are really double-sided. Each side is 2.6GB unformatted and about 2.5GB formatted. Note that these are "hard drive" megabytes - Windows 98 will report about 2.3GB of space. Storage devices believe that a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes, whereas computer systems believe that a megabyte is 1,048,576 bytes. You have to manually flip the cartridge over to get the other 2.6GB.