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re-recordable

Refers to DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs in order to differentiate them from the DVD-RAM format, because they use a different file structure. DVD-RW/+RW discs are said to be re-recordable, while DVD-RAM discs are rewritable. In practice, the terms are used synonymously. See DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM.
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The Maxell audio CDRWs I was using claim to be rerecordable up to a thousand times, so this seemed like an attractive option.
DVD-RW is officially referred to as a "rerecordable" format but is commonly called a "rewritable" format.
The discs themselves (which unlike CD-R are rerecordable) offer lower storage costs than the flash memory cards used in MP-3 players.