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Chapter 1. Hardware Basics for the Absol... > CD Drives: Storage on a Disc

CD Drives: Storage on a Disc

There's a third type of disk that is now standard on personal computer systems. This disc is called a CD-ROM. (The initials stand for compact discread-only memory.)

CD-ROMs look just like the compact discs you play on your audio system. They're also very similar in the way they store data (audio data in the case of regular CDs; computer data in the case of CD-ROMs).


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