Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Burn CDThe term burn is used to describe the action of creating a CD or other recordable discs. You can identify a burned or recordable disc by looking at the bottom of the disc. Recordable discs like those shown in the picture to the right have a green or purple tint to them.

What type of disc can be burned?

Any blank disc or recordable disc can be used in a burner to create a new disc or copy an existing disc. Keep in mind that a standard disc and a closed disc cannot have information burned to the disc.

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