How exciting was upgrading your computer to have a CD-ROM! 

A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to but not writable by a computer for data storage and music playback.

In the 90s CD-ROMs were popularly used to distribute computer software including video games and multimedia applications though any data can be stored (up to the capacity limit of a disc).

CD-ROM discs are read using CD-ROM drives. Virtually all modern CD-ROM drives can also play audio CDs (as well as Video CDs and other data standards) when used in conjunction with the right software.

My first ever VCD was “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and having a CD-ROM meant I could burn all my favorite Boyz II Men hits onto the one CD.


  1. Great post. Adding a CD-Rom used to be an upgrade.
    What will that be equivalent to today? An Optical Drive?

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