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The CD-ROM Family

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Compact Disk-Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM) devices are considered to be optical devices because they use a laser to read their contents. For many years, CD-ROM media was considered to be Write Once Read Many (Worm) and because it was a ROM media that it could not be written to. This has changed and there a now a wide variation of CD media and drives that can write to as well as read from CDs.

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