Disco Inferno

Glossary

Buffer: a temporary holding area for data as it's being transferred to CD media during the writing or rewriting process

CD-R: Compact Disc-Recordable; describes a CD that can be written on all at once or in sessions, but cannot be overwritten or reused. Most of these hold 650MB of data.

CD-RW: Compact Disc-Rewritable; describes a CD that can be used again and again

EIDE: Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics, the standard internal desktop connection for adding a drive

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This article was originally published in the November 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Disco Inferno.

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