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disk drive

a mechanical device in a COMPUTER which records and retrieves data from a rotating magnetic or vinyl disk.
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Along with the media improvements, the next evolution of DVD technology will likely incorporate blue-violet lasers to allow higher-density recording.
After a lifespan of ten years, the CD-ROM finally got the facelift it required to take it into the next century when the standard for DVD was finally agreed on during 1996.
Metal Azo technology also maintains the best recording compatibility with the lower laser wavelengths and higher laser powers needed to write DVD media at high speeds.
As of January 5th, there are estimated to be more than 175,000 HD DVD players sold in North America, with new models in high demand.
Today's read-only DVD or the pre-packaged titles available at stores are standardized for compatible playback in DVD players and/or DVD-ROM drives.
As a leader in home entertainment, we are thrilled to introduce the first HD DVD players for the U.
The DVD-R format has long been the de facto write-once standard in the DVD Forum, so Matsushita has begun to make DVD-R recorders.
264 Edition of DVD Copy 4 Platinum, InterVideo has solved the problem of getting video onto handsets, gaming devices and the millions of DivX Certified DVD players that have emerged," said Steve Ro, president and CEO of InterVideo.
Pioneer is lobbying the DVD Forum too, for a spec that would cover both DVD-RW's (current) video and (future) data applications.
This announcement of support by two of the key companies in the IT industry reflects the growing recognition of HD DVD as the ideal format for the IT industry in terms of superior scope, versatility and reliability -- essential factors that also apply to the consumer electronics industry.
That's a slow shipment for a rewritable DVD product," she concluded.