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Types of Optical Drives and Media

Introduction

An optical drive such as a DVD burner is an integral data storage solution that can be used to install programs, back up data, play multimedia content, distribute presentations, and more. Despite the growth of downloadable software, some tasks necessitate the use of optical drives and media. The information below will detail the various optical formats and drives.