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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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Today's magnetic hard drives outperform the best of the industry's CD-ROM drives in three distinct areas:
In addition to CD-ROM drives, 16-bit sound boards and video-compression capability (called MPEG, and pronounced m-peg) are becoming standard features.
OEM sales accounted for almost 70 percent of total CD-ROM units in 1995, and 95 percent of new customer PCs now come equipped with CD-ROM drives.
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the MiniCD Flip is the lightest, most compact CD-ROM drive on the market.
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