I am hardly a novice at the DVD recorder process, but I made a really colossal mistake today. I was trying to do more than one thing at a time, and got tangled around my thought processes, and screwed up.
I was copying some titles from my EH59s hard drive to a series of -RAM disks, when my brain got out of sync. I put in the -RAM disk, and because there was some old data on it, I initialized it prior to the copy operation. I then did this with the next -RAM, and the next. On one of them, the machine, somehow, reverted to the HDD default, rather than the DVD default. Trying to get through these as quickly as possible, I didn't notice the change, and promptly initialized the HDD that I had the 54 titles on that I was copying over to -RAM disks!
Pretty irritating, still, no one to blame but me. I guess I have to start over again, well, I did have a few successfully transferred, so I won't need to start over from the very beginning. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
I will now be using the process advocated by jjeff, and will be burning the -RAM in realtime directly, rather than to the HDD and then copying to the -RAM disks.
Boy do I feel silly.
Just a cautionary tale for everyone.