CD-ROM capacity

Subject: CD-ROM capacity
From: Charles Fisher <decrsc!charles -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 11:59:03 -0500

I hope this is a simple question:

How much data (in bytes) can a CD-ROM hold?

I'm new to this, so please excuse my ignorance. If the answer is
"it depends," please let me know the details. Is data compression
a factor? Are there different capacities available (as in high/low
density diskettes)?



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-John Benbow

Charles Fisher
Senior Documentation Specialist
Program Manager/President-Elect, STC Washington DC Chapter

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