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Due to the size limitations of only 1.44 MB, the CD-ROM with its current capacity of 800 MB has all but made the floppy disk extinct. The CD-ROM is the primary storage medium for software distribution from business vendors to games although both types of software are starting to appear on DVD-ROM as programs grow in size...
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Most standard CD-ROM drives today read at 52x or 10,350 RPM although some proprietary drives have achieved spin speeds of 72x through the use of multiple lasers, 7 in this case, all reading at a consistent 10x speed. So where does this data that is read go? All data that gets read from a storage medium such as a floppy or CD-ROM is stored temporarily in RAM...
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