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compact disc recordable (CD-R)

The CD-R format of a recordable compact disc (CD), described in the Orange Book, is used for storing audio and data. It can be played in CD players and CD drives.

The CD-R can be written once using a CD recorder and succeeds the WORM. The CD-R format is compatible with CD-DA and CD-ROM/XA.

CD family

CD family

In terms of structure, the CD-R is more complex than the CD-ROM. It consists of a carrier layer of polycarbonate, on which a light-sensitive, translucent layer is applied. On top of this is a reflective gold layer and the protective layer. During burning, a high-energy laser beam discolors the light-sensitive layer, thus changing its reflective properties.

Englisch: compact disc recordable - CD-R
Updated at: 26.03.2008
#Words: 111
Links: call deflection (ETSI) (CD), compact disc (CD), audio, data, recorder
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