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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"TEAC's Multifunction drive makes it easier to save and store your digital files.
TEAC's Multifunction Drive allows the user to refresh the flash memory card.
Multifunction drives perform both tasks by writing to WORM and/or erasable media.
However if both activities will be performed frequently, perhaps multifunction drives would better fit the bill.
With the ability to write to and read from general-purpose 4.7GB DVD-R discs and 4.7GB/9.4GB DVD-RAM discs, the multifunction drive provides the familiarity of CD-R/RW.
Systems designers will no longer have to choose either a rewritable or write-once drive, since a multifunction drive can perform both functions, depending on which medium is used.
This means that MO (rewritable) and WORM media can be used in the multifunction drives of each company and that the same media can be interchanged between the drives of each company.
Designed with two multifunction drives, the RF-25JM accepts any combination of write-once or erasable optical discs.
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