Drive that can read and write both audio CDs and standard CD-ROM ( compact disc readâ€‘only memory): Silver-colored compact disc that uses the same laser technology as audio CDs for recording music. In addition to audio, a CD-ROM can contain text, graphics, and video. The manufacturer writes, or records the contents of standard CD-ROMs. You only can read the contents of these discs, not erase or modify their contents. 1.8, 7.20, 7.22 notebook computer, 8.54
A type of disk drive that can create CD-ROMs and audio CDs. CD-R drives that feature multisession recording allow you to continue adding data to a compact disk which is very important if you plan on using the drive for backup.
Compact Disc-Recordable (CD-R) drives allow you to read CD discs like CD-ROM drives and also allow you to write data and music files to CD-R discs. The only drawback is that CD-R discs can only be recorded once; if the recorded content is no longer wanted, additional material can be recorded only on the space remaining subject to the recording method chosen, or if there is no remaining space the disk is discarded.