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magneto-optical (MO) drive
Last modified: Thursday, May 08, 2003 

A type of disk drive that combines magnetic disk technologies with optical technologies, such as those used in CD-ROMs. An MO disk drive is designed so that an inserted disk will be exposed to a magnet on the label side and to the laser beam on the opposite side.

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Outlines the various removable storage technologies such as magnetic disk, magneto-optical and phase-change. Includes graphics, diagrams and an integrated glossary. This page is from "The PC Technology Guide."

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