When was the CD-RW invented?

When was the CD-RW invented?

CD-R is a write once, read multiple times technology. Characteristics for CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) media that allows erasure and reuse of the disc were added in 1996. Using complex, expensive equipment, CD-R saw professional use beginning in 1991.

What are the disadvantages of a CD-RW?


  • It is more expensive than CD-R.
  • It has a slower burning speed.
  • Many CD players, especially older CD players, do not read CD-RW.

What company made the CD-R?


Standard Rainbow Books
Developed by Philips, Sony
Usage Audio and data storage
Extended from Recordable LaserDisc CD-ROM
Extended to CD-RW DVD-R

What does CD-RW mean?

Compact Disc Re-Writable
CD-RW Media. A Compact Disc Re-Writable (CD-RW) is an erasable disc that can be reused. The data on a CD-RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times.

What is CD-R and CD-RW?

CD-RW is a type of CD which can be erased and it can be used multiple times. It is made of a reflective metal disk with a layer of special metal on top. It is the most cheaper CD among all types. It is costly than both CD-R and CD-ROM. The disadvantage with CD-RW is that mostly older versions of CD players can not read it.

What is the difference between CD-R vs CD-RW?

Then, this part provides some information on CD-R vs CD-RW. Keep on your reading. The main difference between the CD-R and the CD-RW is that the CD-R can only be recorded to once, while a CD-RW can be recorded multiple times, like a hard drive. However, there are some other differences.

How many times can a CD-RW be erased?

CD-RW discs are sometimes called “write-many-times” discs, and can be fully erased and re-written up to 1,000 times. Unlike CD-Rs, CD-RWs cannot be played by most CD players. They are for data storage and editing uses in computers. We discuss CD-RWs in detail under question #12 below. (2) What do disc “write speeds” mean? (32X, 40X, 48X, 52X, etc.)

What is the difference between a CD-R and CD-ROM?

A CD-R is a blank “compact disc – recordable”. However, the music or software CD-ROM is a “compact disc – read only memory”. The CD-ROMs you buy in stores are not recordable. They were never recorded.