Resolving ‘The disk Ram could not be modified’ Error in Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, the DVD RAM denotes to DVD format, where you can repeatedly erase and record data. Such disks could be used by all the DVD RAM drive installed on your Mac computer. You can use Mac OS X to record data to and erase data from the DVD drive. This is an additional feature added to Mac OS X. In some situations, you might find out an error message when you try to copy backup files to disk. The write process fails again and again. In these situations, you are required to create backup of your critical data to prevent data loss situations and need of Mac Data Recovery solutions.

In such circumstances, you could still read your data from the disk and copy your data to some other hard drive volume, but can not copy data to it. When you try to write data on the disk, you come across below error message:

“The disc “Ram” could not be modified”

At this point, you need to find out the cause of this problem and go for Mac Recovery solutions to resolve it and get your valuable data recovered.

Root of the issue

There could be following two possible reasons of this problem:

Your DVD-RAM uses UDF or Universal Disk Format.

Incorrect or invalid DVD-RAM disk caddy.


Depending upon the causes of this problem, you could go for following fixes:

You need to make sure that the proper DVD-RAM caddy is used. This should be the original caddy provided with your system.

If the UDF file format is the problem, you need to format the disk using HFS+ and perform write operation on it. Disk formatting would allow you to change the file system of the drive and it will become usable.

Though, formatting handles all of the hard drive related errors, but it also has a drawback. It removes all of the data from your disk and need Mac File Recovery to be sorted out.

Recovery is best possible using third-party Mac Recovery Software. The applications work in all possible cases of data loss and effectively recovery your lost data in original format, without modifying it. With simple and rich graphical user interface, they are quite easy to use and allow you to carry out recovery on your own.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the most advanced tool for assured and successful recovery of your precious data. It recovers data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper and FAT file system based storage devices. The application is designed for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3.9.