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Chapter 8, Problem 27SG
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Define the term, optical disc. List types of optical discs.

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Optical disc:

An optical disc is a type of secondary storage, which is used to read and write data using a laser method. It is a portable disc that is made up of metal, plastic, and lacquer. It is used in computers whose size is 4.75 inches in diameter and its thickness is less than 1/20 inch.

Types of optical discs:

There are three types of optical discs...

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