Mar 5 2014
Just when you thought you’d made sense of all the removable storage options, along comes CD-RW, or CD-ReWritable. Although these 650MB disks look like ordinary CDs, you can’t play them on existing CD-ROM drives. Forthcoming CD-RW drives, however, will write on both CD-R and CD-RW disks, and a MultiRead solution has been established so that future CD-ROM drives will be able to read the new media. CD-RW drives capable of a 2X write and 6X read rate are scheduled for an early 1997 release. Expect initial CD-RW drive and media prices around $1,000 and $25, respectively.