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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.

DVD,

n the acronym for digital versatile disk or digital video disk. A high-density compact disk for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-video material.
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To optimize the combined footprint, a special mounting carriage has been designed to combine the DVD drive with the several different ClearCube zero client models.
Under cost concerns, Matsushita previously moved its slim-type DVD drive production to the Philippines and again shifted such production to China under business integration considerations in 2009.
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Iomega's award-winning storage products include the new Iomega(R) REV(TM) 35GB drive, popular Zip(R) 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives; high-performance Iomega External Hard drives; Iomega Mini USB drives and Micro Mini(TM) USB drives; Iomega external CD-RW drives; Iomega Super DVD drives and the QuikTouch(TM) Video Burner; and Iomega floppy USB-powered drives.
Japanese manufacturers, including Sharp, Sanyo, Matsushita and Sony, accounted for 76 percent of the world's total supply of AlGaAs laser diodes in 2003, focused primarily on optical storage applications for CD and DVD drives.
The entry of Chinese and Taiwanese vendors into the major CD & DVD drive markets will further reduce prices," notes Asif Anwar, Director, GaAs Service.
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Additionally, Maxell supplies a broad line of DVD media accessories, including disc cleaners and cloths, scratch repair kits and DVD disc storage boxes to ensure that DVD drives and media perform at the optimum level and that critical customer data is properly protected.
With LightScribe-enabled CD and DVD drives, titles and artwork can be printed directly on Verbatim LightScribe CD and DVD discs with the drive's laser pickup.