Compact Disc Recordable

Definition(s)

CD-Recordable

  • This is a CD that can be written (or recorded) only once. It can be copied to distribute a large amount of data. CD-Rs can be read on any CD-ROM drive whether on a standalone computer or network system. This makes interchange between systems easier.  1
  • Often also used as an acronym for CD-ROM’s that can be written more than once. The succeeding writings must utilize unused sections of the original, with a library o directory of the total use. Optical storage technology using formats compatible with CD-ROM’s. CD-ROM discs must be “pre-mastered” to insure that the data is correctly formatted. Using a “double speed” recorder, it takes about a half hour to burn a complete 650MB disc.  2

Notes

  1. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.