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I can't burn anything on my Optodisc DVD 9.4 GB DVD Ram Discs

I purchased a pack of 12 Optodisc DVD 9.4 GB DVD Ram Discs and I put them away for a couple of years in the cabinet of my office.  I currently use DVD-R discs for several purposes.  I am using a MacIntosh Power G-5 Tower and a MacIntosh MacBook Pro 17"  Core Duo 2, 2.33 Mhz laptop system.  Neither of my Mac computers can read the Optodiscs.
Could you please tell me if I can use these discs?  If so, what will I have to do to make them usable for me.  Can I use them to burn music, backup data, or burn movies?  I have sent several emails to the Optodisc Technical Support Dept. and they have not responded to any of my messages for the last 4 months.  Your help and technical assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.  I hope to hear from your soon.  Take care, be well and Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.  Cordially, Gregory Eason

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According to the manual available on Apple's site (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBookPro_17inch_UserGuide.pdf)
"Your MacBook Pro can read but not write to DVD-RAM discs."

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