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combo drive

Syllabification: com·bo drive

Definition of combo drive in English:

noun

Computing
An optical disk drive that can read and record CDs and can also read DVDs.
Example sentences
  • In the end, that just cost too much, so we opted for a very inexpensive combo drive that can read DVDs but only write CD-R and CD-RW.
  • All that we need to add is a processor, memory, a harddrive and a cdrom, cdrw or dvd/dvd-cdrw combo drive, and if needed, a floppy drive.
  • Part of the problem is a perception by some vendors that adding a DVD read function is enough to make a combo drive competitive with a stand alone CD-RW drive.

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