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This category contains web sites that provide information about or sell accessories for computer optical storage devices. The following related sites should be listed under their respective categories, and not in this category: 1) Storage devices (e.g. CD writers and duplicating equipment) should be listed under Computers: Hardware: Storage: Optical: Devices. 2) Duplication services should be listed under Computers: Hardware: Storage: Optical: Duplication Services. 3) Optical storage emulation products (generally software allowing CDR emulation without the drive) should be listed under Computers: Hardware: Storage: Optical: Emulation. 4) Optical media (blank CDRs, blank DVDs, etc.) should be listed under Computers: Hardware: Storage: Optical: Media. 5) Information sites on the use of optical media should be listed under Computers: Hardware: Storage: Optical: Resources. 6) Non-optical storage devices and accessories may be listed under their appropriate subcategory from Computers: Hardware: Storage.
Accessories for optical devices and media include items such as items labelers and labels, CD and DVD packaging, and storage.
Optical storage devices including CD-Rs, CD-ROMs, DVDs and CD burners.
This category contains businesses offering CD duplication (short runs to recordable media) as well as CD replication (mass production from glass masters using injection molding process).
This category contains businesses offering CD duplication (short runs to recordable media) as well as CD replication (mass production from glass masters using injection molding process). Includes audio as well as data compact discs.
Software for emulating a physical CD-ROM drive, accomplished by copying and creating a virtual CD-ROM drive image on a hard drive or networked server, and offering improved convenience and speed.
Media is the actual plastic disk which fits inside the CD-ROM or DVD drive and typically holds software, music, videos, etc.
If someone were writing a paper about "How Optical Media Works", they should find what they need here. Or if they want to determine the relevant standards and industry groups, this would be the place. Likewise, if they wanted to know how DVD-RW differs from DVD+RW, here''s the spot.

But if they are looking for or selling products and services, this is not the place.

Please make submittals accordingly.

Technology reference material for CD and DVD drives and media: how they work, terminology and industry standards.
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