Meaning : Compact Disk Read only memory
Category : Computers
Sub Category : Storage Media
What does CD ROM mean or stand for ?
CD ROM is a storage device that was used to store data in the 1990s before the advent of the DVD ROM.It is a compact disk that could be played in the cd rom drive of a computer.Its data capacity was only 700 Megabytes and this could hold video and data.Audio CDs had the same capacity but could hold exactly 70 minutes of audio.
The reason it is called ROM is because the computer can only read data from it and cannot write or record data onto it.