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Archive of posts tagged Phase-Change Dual (PD)

CD-E: Call It Erasable, Call It Rewritable, But Will It Fly?

This article was the first serious public look at the technical aspects of and market potential for CD-ReWritable (CD-RW). Known during its development as CD-Erasable (CD-E), CD-RW is an interesting chapter in the history of optical storage and, fanciful expectations of its promoters aside, continues to endure, long outliving most of its contemporaries.

Is Multi CD-R Too Late for the Party?

NEC and TEAC have fused Phase-Change Dual (PD) and CD-Recordable into a single hybrid device called Multi CD-R or CD-R Plus. A veritable Swiss Army Knife of optical storage, this new drive can read and rewrite PD media, read CD-ROMs at 20X CAV, and record CDs at double speed.

The Time is Right for MultiWrite

Isn’t it odd that with all the talk about the importance of DVD drives being able to read CD-Recordable and CD-ReWritable discs, no one has stopped to consider the desirability of DVD devices also being able to write these formats?

DVD-ROM and CD-R: The Compatibility Question Answered

As the first generation of DVD-ROM drives ushered in a brand-new day in high-density optical media storage, the same drives seemed to spell doom for die-hard CD-R users, who harbored a well-founded fear that they might have to abandon their investments in CD-R hardware and media and migrate to the new technology.

CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD: A Family in Turmoil

Speed of technological change seems inevitable. Sometimes speed gets you where you want to go faster, but sometimes speed kills. Speed in product development and rush to market rather than well considered long-term planning has come on the scene to infect well-ordered CD marketing.