CD

Known by its abbreviation, CD, a Compact Disc is a polycarbonate with one or more metal layers capable of storing digital information. The most prevalent types of compact discs are those used by the music industry to store digital recordings and CD-ROMs used to store computer data. Both of these types of compact disc are read-only, which means that once the data has been recorded onto them, they can only be read, or played. There also is the CD-RW format, which allows numerous writings to a disc with or without erasing.Nowadays CD stays very popular inexpensive medium allowing a relatively large amount of data to be written to it.

It's supposed that store critical data in external mediums more reliable than backing up to another HDD in your system. Handy Backup easily performs a backup to different storages, such as backup to CD.

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  • Disk
    “A disk is a round plate on which data can be encoded. There are two basic types of disks: magnetic disks and optical disks. On magnetic disks...”

Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 172 terms. The current section Storage Media contains 36 terms.

Other “Storage Media” Terms

  • Secure Digital
    “Supported by the SD Card Association (SDA), this compact type of memory card allows for fast data transfer and has built-in security functions to...”
  • Flash memory
    “A rewritable memory chip that holds its content without power. Flash evolved from the EEPROM chip, and its name was coined by Toshiba to express...”
  • Hard Disk
    “Hard disk is a magnetic disk on which you can store computer data. The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard disks...”

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