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rewrite

[′rē‚rīt]
(computer science)
The process of restoring a storage device to its state prior to reading; used when the information-storing state may be destroyed by reading.
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Multifunction Optical drives with compliant WORM (Write Once Read Many) and high performance rewriteable storage technology.
DVD-R and DVD-RW (like CD-R and CD-RW) are one-time-only writeable and multiple rewriteable DVD discs, respectively.
The installed base of CD burners (CD recordable and rewriteable drives) was over 120 million units at year-end 2001, and is estimated to reach over 200 million units by year-end 2002 worldwide(1).
Rewriteable CD-RW disks, on the other hand, can be written to as much as you like.
These enable making permanent copies of files on both writeable and rewriteable blanks.
After installing the new CD drive, I recorded some files onto a rewriteable disk and was able to open them up again from the disk.
The DVD-RW Video disc also offers two hours of MPEG2 quality video recording and is rewriteable up to 1,000 times.
said Monday it has developed what it claims is the world's first rewriteable dual-layer optical disc using a blue laser.
The magazine calls recording your own ``an exacting and time-consuming process,'' but cites with approval the Pioneer Elite PDR-99 recorder, which lists for about $2,000, and the Philips CDR 870, which makes rewriteable discs at less than half that price.
25-inch rewriteable optical product line, including Pinnacle's newest Apex 4.
With a rewriteable magneto-optical disk, data can be recorded on the disk, erased and then replaced with new data; such disks cost about $150 each.
In addition to the two full-size slots and two EduQuest Card slots, all systems have three drive bays that enable a range of devices, including tape backup, rewriteable optical and CD-ROM drives, to be pre-installed.