What is the full form of CD-RW?

Full form of CD-RW: Here, we are going to learn what does CD-RW stands for? CD-RW – which is an abbreviation of "Compact Disc Read Writable" in Computer Acronyms/Abbreviations, etc.
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CD-RW: Compact Disc Read Writable

CD-RW is an abbreviation of "Compact Disc Read Writable". It is a storage configuration of a digital optical compact disc, which can be written and re-written several times. In a 1997 addition to Philips and Sony's Orange Book, it was launched by Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi, Philips, Ricoh, and Sony. In the duration of each rewritable session, CD-RW enables the erasing of the data function. On the other hand, the process of alteration of data cannot be possible in the duration of CD-RW sessions.


  • In 1990, a standard known as CD-MO was launched for magneto-optical recordable and erasable Compact Discs and established in the Orange Book, part 1 as a Compact Disc with a magneto-optical recording layer, before CD-RW.
  • CD-MO, abbreviated as Compact Disc Magnetic Optical, is a compact disc configuration that uses magnetic fields to store data in the data storage.
  • In case of an available to be chosen non-erasable sector on the disc, the CD-MO standard enabled that could be read by the units of CD-ROM.

Support all configured formats

  • The highly adaptable and resourceful CD drive is the CD-RW drive.
  • A CD-RW drive can read all types of CD configured formats and write CD-RWs.
  • It can be used in the process to burn "write once" CD-R media.
  • It uses the technology, which performs phase change to modify and change the reflectivity of the disc facet.
  • These days all the majority of the latest CD drives are CD-RWs.

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