What is a Data Disc? - KB Article - 179727

What is a Data Disc? - KB Article - 179727

Explanation of a Data Disc

A data disc is a CD or DVD used to store electronic data, such as the files and applications that reside on your computer's hard drive.

Here are some facts you should know about data discs:

  • Unlike audio CDs, data discs are used to store files that are readable only by a computer, and cannot be played on your home or car stereo—even if audio files are on the disc.

  • A data DVD can hold up to 4.7 GB of information and can be read with any appropriate DVD drive.

  • A data CD can hold up to 700 MB of information and can be accessed with any computer equipped with a CD-ROM or CD recorder.

  • A data disc is appropriate for backing up your hard drive or storing important information such as your taxes, reports, and spread sheets.

Additional Information About Sonic Software

For additional troubleshooting information, see the following resources:

  • The Dell Community Forum

    Find out what other users in the Dell user community are saying. The Dell Community Forums provide a place for Dell users to discuss support topics, to learn, and to help each other.

  • E-mail Dell

    Communicate by e-mail with a Dell representative.


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Article ID: SLN99534

Last Date Modified: 11/14/2010 12:00 AM

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