rewritable


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

rewritable

Refers to storage media that can be re-recorded many times. Contrast with write once. See magnetic disk, magnetic tape and rewritable optical disc.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Optically rewritable LCDs are durable and cheap to manufacture because of their simple structure.
UK national statistical institute the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its Consumer Price Inflation Basket of Goods and Services: 2016 report on Tuesday, which revealed that CD Roms and rewritable DVDs have been taken out of the ONS 'shopping basket' of items that make up the suite of consumer price inflation indices (CPI, CPIH, RPIJ and RPI), which are reviewed annually.
In the rewritable SLIM tokens by Protectimus, the secret key can be changed easily.
The new drives can record up to 50GB of data for random access storage and backup on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs, or up to 220 minutes of high-definition 24M bps MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video on a BD-R/RE 50GB disc.
Hideo Takezoe, who led the research, said: "This is the first rewritable memory device utilizing anchoring transition."
These new specifications, for BDXL (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs), are expected to provide targeted functionality for commercial and consumer applications.
The SP25 Plus printer offers full-color and rewritable card printing and is designed for low-volume, manual-feed applications.
Finally, Ultra HydroShield rewritable CDs have a unique surface that dries instantly to a glossy surface that locks in ink to protect the image from smudging, humidity and small spills.
Various technologies have vied to replace the venerable, but slow and low-capacity, floppy drive, from Zip drives to rewritable CD and DVD drives.
Flash drives are hardier than floppy disks, hard drives, and rewritable CD and DVD discs, better able to withstand scratches, dust, drops, and spills.
These products have implemented Write Once functionality through a mix of software and/or firmware that emulates Write Once capabilities on rewritable magnetic media.
A rewritable IC tag is attached to every cloth, so it records a material code as well as the cloth's width and the remaining length in meter.