Chapter 11. CD-R and CD-RW Drives


CD Recordable (CD-R) and CD Rewritable (CD-RW) drives collectively called CD writers or CD burners are CD-ROM drives with a difference: they have a more powerful laser that, in addition to reading discs, can record (also called write or burn) data to special CD media. CD writers can be used for many purposes, including duplicating commercial data and music CDs, transferring large amounts of data to anyone who has a CD-ROM drive, and archiving or backing up data. The flexibility and low cost of CD writers, along with the low cost, reliability, and universal readability of the discs they produce, has made them one of the most popular PC peripherals. Any computer except perhaps an entry-level system should have a CD writer.


    PC Hardware in a Nutshell
    PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
    ISBN: 059600513X
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2002
    Pages: 246

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