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[Definition] Optical vs. magnetic storage ??

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Old 02-02-2002, 03:46 PM
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[Definition] Optical vs. magnetic storage ??

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Old 02-02-2002, 04:38 PM
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In terms of computer storage, optical means read by light (ie: laser), such as CDROMs and DVDs. Magnetic would mean reading magnetic levels of an iron-oxide layer, such as hard drives, floppy disks, zip drives, and backup tapes.
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