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CD-ROM

CD-ROM

Compact disk-read only memory Informatics A compact disk, capable of holding ± 750 MB of permanent data, which is recorded or burned only once. Cf CD-RW.

CD-ROM,

n the acronym for compact disk/read-only memory. These disks are used to store program information (software) for computer programs. Information and instructions can be retrieved from these disks, but information cannot be added or revised without destruction of the existing data.
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This new portable 10X CD-ROM drive demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers with the most up-to-date technology at an affordable price.
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End-users can simply swap in and out the optional SelectBay hard disk drive when they need up to 5 billion bytes of storage and insert the standard 10X CD-ROM and/or 1.