Meaning : Digital video disk read only memory
Category : Technology
Sub Category : Storage media
What does DVD – ROM mean or stand for ?
The DVD-ROM was the hardware that was necessary to read and play DVDs on a computer.It was also called the “DVD Player” because of its ability to playback DVD movies.It had a pullout tray and an optical laser with a lens that was used to read the optical data that was magnetically stored on a DVD.
The DVD ROM could only read data and not write to it.The DVD R/W on the other hand could do both – read as well as write (burn) data onto a blank DVD.