multifunction drive


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multifunction drive

A storage drive that reads and writes more than one type of storage medium. For example, a magneto-optic disk drive can be used for rewritable disks as well as write once disks. A Floptical drive could also read and write floppy disks. See magneto-optic disk and Floptical.
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With TEAC's new Multifunction Drive, you can easily and quickly transfer your digital photos, MP3 player files and other data from your camera and MP3 player," said Les Luzar, Director, Sales and Marketing, TEAC America, Inc.
The A45-220 ($1,049) offers a built-in DVD-ROM/CD-RW multifunction drive, and an Intel Celeron processor.
The new PX-B300SA multifunction drive is capable of playing both Blu-Ray and HD DVD media.
To ensure error-free CD recording, Panasonic's new multifunction drive includes buffer under-run technology.
In addition to reading from and writing to both DVD-RAM (rewritable) and DVD-R (write-once) discs, the multifunction drive provides all of the functionality of the DVD Forum specifications for DVD-RAM and DVD-R General, including maximum compatibility with DVD video players, recorders and DVD-ROM drives.
BackupEDGE SS also automatically detects all of the rewriteable and write-once media types supported by the multifunction drive.
displays, CD-ROM drives, stereo speakers and multifunction drive bays
Support for Panasonic's next-generation multifunction drive enables B's Recorder GOLD5 users to take full advantage of all of the application's intuitive recording features whether burning data, audio clips or MPEG video to any of the industry's standard CD and DVD formats.
00GHz -- 256MB of RAM (expandable to 1GB) -- 40GB hard disk drive(a) -- 15-inch XGA display -- DVD-ROM/CD-RW multifunction drive -- Integrated V.
The integrated DVD-ROM/CD-RW multifunction drive allows users to take a break to watch movies and listen to or burn CDs.
A breakthrough in DVD storage technology, the multifunction drive provides both the hard drive random-access functionality of DVD-RAM technology and the broad compatibility of DVD-R General technology for disc playback on existing DVD players, recorders and DVD-ROM drives.
Pioneer's accomplishments include the world's first DVD-R drive, DVD/CD library, CD-ROM multiple-disc changer, and the first multifunction drive capable of reading and writing both MO and WORM optical media.
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