Q:

Can you erase music from a CD-R?

A:

Quick Answer

According to HowStuffWorks, a CD-R, or Compact Disc-Recordable, cannot be erased once data is burned on it. The heat used to write data to the disc changes the chemical dyes inside the CD. Because of the chemicals used, this process is permanent and is not reversible.

Know More
Can you erase music from a CD-R?
Credit: Matthias Hauser N/A Getty Images

Full Answer

To have a CD that can be erased and reused, one must start with a CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable). Not all CD burners are capable of writing these rewritable discs, so it is important to confirm that fact before attempting to burn a CD-RW. One should also be aware that CD-RWs may not be compatible with all CD and DVD players.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a modern computer?

    A:

    According to the Goodwill Community Foundation, a modern computer is an electronic device that has the ability to store, retrieve and process data. Modern computers can perform tasks such as word processing, web browsing and database management.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is internal memory?

    A:

    Many types of circuits comprise a computer’s internal memory, including RAM, ROM, EPROM, EEPROM and FLASH ROM. Distinct from disks used for data storage and often called hard memory, these types of memory function together to run a computer system. The most familiar is RAM, or Random Access Memory, which provides temporary storage for work that's in-progress. Other types of memory are read-only.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do I create a Comcast email account?

    A:

    To create a Comcast email account, individuals must be XFINITY Internet subscribers. Each Comcast account can have six usernames and emails attached, and users can be managed from the My Account page on the Comcast website.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do SATA cables work?

    A:

    Serial advanced technology attachments (SATA) work by transmitting data between a motherboard and hard drives through a seven-pin cable that sends information twice as fast as previous technology, according to About.com. A single high-speed serial wire now inhabits most computer systems instead of a parallel bus system that incorporated 40-pin wires or 80-pin wires.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore