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ROM Formatter > Configuration Information

ROM Formatter is available in two configurations:

  • ROM Formatter – full DVD-ROM authoring and Hybrid DVD Premastering engine

  • ROM Formatter with PlantDirect Tapeless Premastering – the unique capabilities of ROM Formatter enhanced with Sonic’s PlantDirect™ Premastering technology.

The minimum system requirements for ROM Formatter include:

  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Pro
  • 800 MHz Pentium III or faster
  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • CD-ROM
  • Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 10 MB of hard drive space for the ROM Formatter installation
  • Sufficient hard drive space for disc images

Note: Hard drives for disc images must be formatted with the NTFS file system to support files larger than 4 GB.

ROM Formatter supports the following premastering devices:

  • Pioneer DVR-S101
  • Pioneer DVR-S201
  • Quantum DLT 2000, DLT 4000, DLT 7000, and DLT 8000
  • Quantum DLT 1
  • Exabyte 8900

In order to correctly retain the resource forks of Macintosh files, it is necessary to network a Macintosh CPU to the Windows PC. For this purpose, Sonic recommends Windows 2000 Server (which includes Services for Macintosh), DAVE from Thursby Software or PC MacLan by Miramar Systems.

For the latest configuration Information and system requirements for ROM Formatter, please download the ROM Formatter Configuration Guide (44 KB PDF).

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