Definition of combo drive in English:

combo drive


  • An optical disk drive that can read and record CDs and can also read DVDs.

    ‘In the end, that just cost too much, so we opted for a very inexpensive combo drive that can read DVDs but only write CD-R and CD-RW.’
    • ‘All that we need to add is a processor, memory, a harddrive and a cdrom, cdrw or dvd/dvd-cdrw combo drive, and if needed, a floppy drive.’
    • ‘Part of the problem is a perception by some vendors that adding a DVD read function is enough to make a combo drive competitive with a stand alone CD-RW drive.’
    • ‘The notebooks contains a DVD / CD-RW combo drive, with CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and CD-RW drives offered as alternatives.’
    • ‘On the right you'll find a DVD / CD-RW combo drive, giving you the ability to back up data.’