Stands for “Compact Disc Read-Only Memory.” A CD-ROM is a CD that can be read by a computer with an optical drive.
The “ROM” part of the term means the data on the disc is “read-only,” or cannot be altered or erased.
Because of this feature and their large capacity, CD-ROMs are a great media format for retail software.
Is compact disk a hardware or software?
Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer and related devices. A compact disc is a flat, small-rounded recordable device which can store upto 700mb data. It has a diameter of 4.75 inch. We can run a CD uncountable time as its quality does not degrade with time and long last.
Is CD a hardware?
It’s a storage media (hardware) that contains data (software) read by a CD-ROM drive (hardware) which contains sofware (firmware) which transmits that data via a data bus (hardware), usually hence to an operating system (software) via a driver (software) for display on a screen (hardware).
Is CD ROM input or output?
A device would be a CD reader/writer. CD-ROM or Compact Disk, Read Only Memory is an Input “Medium” not Device. CD-R, CD-RW on the other hand are Input/output “Medium”. A CD-ROM might be popularly referred to the drive/device used for reading those compact disks (CDs).
Is ROM a hardware or software?
ROM is commonly called firmware because its programming is fully embedded into the ROM chip. As such, ROM is a hardware and software in one. Because data is fully incorporated at the ROM chip’s manufacture, data stored can neither be erased nor replaced. This means permanent and secure data storage.