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optical drive

Generally refers to a CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive. Optical drives designed for data only, such as magneto-optic (MO) and ultra density optical (UDO), have also been used. See optical disc.
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The newly released external optical drives are self-powered with a single USB cable, offering energy efficiency and a simple setup.
By ditching the need for a built-in optical drive, Apple can not only make new Macs smaller, thinner and more energy efficient, but will also increase their overall reliability, as optical drives become one of the last complex physical mechanisms inside computers," explains Apple Insider.
14, 2010 (CENS)--Actively focused on slim optical drives and blu-ray disc drives, Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology Corp.
16GHz white MacBook features a 667MHz front-side bus, 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 120GB SATA hard drive at 5400rpm, DVD+R DL/DVDRW/CD-RW optical drive, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and Gigabit Ethernet port, with a USD1,299 suggested retail price.
With serial numbers and Ethernet ID located on the inside of the optical drive door, the eMac aims to make managing school inventories easier.
The suggested list price for Jupiter 2 optical drive with LIM-DOW compatibility is $2,450.
The other solution is to buy new data storage hardware, which comes in a mind-boggling number of formats, including tape backup systems, high-capacity removable disks, WORM (Write Once, Read Many) drives and erasable optical drives.
Don Thomas, a graphics arts instructor at the school, bought the optical drive plus a disc with 577MB of clip art, fonts and utilities as a bundle from EDUCORP of Solana Beach, Calif.
Supporting the SCSI disk drive Common Command Set, MOST's optical drive produces a sustained data transfer rate of 512 Kbytes per second, with SCSI burst transfer rates of 1.
1-inch active-matrix TFT display, 256Mb SDRAM, 20Gb Ultra ATA hard drive, six hour battery life and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo optical drive.