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Chapter 42. Replacing, Upgrading, or Add... > Selecting a CD-ROM/CD-RW Drive

Selecting a CD-ROM/CD-RW Drive

Despite all the hoopla you've read and heard about DVD drives replacing CD-ROM drives and making them obsolete, it hasn't happened yet. Considering the rate at which manufacturers are still cranking out new models of CD-ROM and CD-RW drives, this switch to DVD technology doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon.

DVD stands for Digital Video Disc and is a rather new digital technology very similar to CD-ROM technology. DVDs differ from CD-ROMs in that DVDs can store several times the capacity of CD-ROM discs (CD-ROMs can store approximately 650MB).



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