The CD-RW drive is available as an upgrade on G, GP, and E-Series desktop computer systems for $225.
A relatively expensive technology until recently, CD-RW is becoming a more prevalent feature on PCs.
A recordable CD drive resembles the traditional CD-ROM drive with the important exception that the user can also record data on it up to 1,000 times, in addition to the standard playback capability. CD-RW is touted by some as an optical storage product that could be an alternative to rewritable DVD technology.
Gateway's CD rewritable drives are manufactured by Philips and come with one CD-RW (rewritable) disc and two CD-R (write once) discs. Each disc has a capacity of 650MB. Also included is Adaptec's DirectCD, and EZ CD Creator software.