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CD/DVD and Blu-Ray: Reading and Writing Interactive

Most computers come with either a CD or DVD drive as a standard part of the system. Both of these storage devices allow a computer to read the information recorded on the disks. However, to use recordable and re-recordable disks, you need the -R and -RW drives that allow you to record your own data onto the disks.

Learn how CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray disks are used to store and access data in a variety of ways.

This activity contains 12 questions.

Question 1.
A CD/DVD or Blu-ray disc is a(n) __________ storage device.

 
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Question 2.
What does a CD/DVD or Blu-ray drive use to read and record data?

 
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Question 3.
The recorded spiral of stored information on a CD __________.

 
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Question 4.
The plastic substrate in a CD __________.

 
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Question 5.
A Blu-ray disc holds more information than a DVD because __________.

 
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Question 6.
The layer on which labels can be printed or written on a CD-R is the __________.

 
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Question 7.
A CD-RW allows data to be written and erased from a CD by __________.

 
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Question 8.
A DVD can be __________.

 
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Question 9.
Which of the following statements about double-layer Blu-ray discs is FALSE?

 
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Question 10.
The name Blu-ray disc derives from the __________ laser used to read the disc.

 
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Question 11.



 
To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.

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Question 12.



 
To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.

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