rewritable optical disc

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rewritable optical disc

An optical disc that can be re-recorded many times. CD and DVD media are typically used by consumers and small business, while magneto-optic, UDO and WORM media are used in the enterprise. See CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, magneto-optic disk, UDO and WORM.
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The material is already used in rewritable optical media, including CD-RW and DVD-RW discs.
High-definition digital video disks and Blu-Ray disks make up the latest generation of rewritable optical media. The former, also known as HD-DVDs, hold 15 gigabytes of data--more than three times as much as regular DVDs.
The leading rewritable optical media types today are MO and phase-change, which share somewhat complementary attributes.
In order to allow multiple recordings, rewritable optical media must be readable at every stage.
The essential characteristic of the rewritable optical media is that its data-bearing surface deformations are reversible.
On the other hand, with the exception of CD-ROM media and drives, the market life of WORM and rewritable optical media and drives has been relatively brief and vendors have introduced new products with little concern for interoperability and backward compatibility.
Using rewritable optical media, teachers will use the new IBM LinkWay Live!