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Encyclopedia > CD burner

A CD burner, CD recorder or CD writer is an internal or external writable Compact Disc drive that can be attached to a computer. It lets you write and read files from a computer on to compact disc media, and is standard equipment in most new computers. The burner describes the process of the laser burning the organic dye substrate in the disk, creating a nonreflective pit signifying a bit state. Size of CD compared to pencil. ... A file in a computer system is a stream (sequence) of bits stored as a single unit, typically in a file system on disk or magnetic tape. ... Size of CD compared to pencil. ... Laser (US Air Force) A laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a device which uses a quantum mechanical effect, stimulated emission, to generate a coherent beam of light from a lasing medium of controlled purity, size, and shape. ...


Most writers can write to both CD-R and CD-RW media, CD-RW being able to be re-written and erased hundreds of times. A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a thin (1. ... In computing and data storage, Compact Disc Rewritable, or CD-RW, is a rewritable version of CD-ROM. Whereas standard prerecorded compact discs have their information permanently stamped into an aluminium reflecting layer, CD-RW discs have a phase-change recording layer and an additional aluminium reflecting layer. ...


Burners can write CDs at multiple speeds. At 1x speed, for example, the CD spins at the same rate as the player reading it, taking 60 minutes to record 60 minutes of data. At 2x it will take half an hour, and so on. Modern burners are so fast that they can create an entire CD in three or four minutes. The hour was originally defined in Egypt as 1/24 of a day, based on their duo-decimal numbering system (which counted finger joints on each hand). ...


The 1x speed is equivalent to 150 KiloBytes per second data transfer rate. At 52x that is 7,800 KB/s or 7.8 MB/s. A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to one thousand bytes. ...


When a CD-ROM or CD-RW drive gets up past 16x, however, the process is somewhat different. Instead of slowing down as the data is written, the disc stays at a standard rate, such as 24x for a 52x drive. This, in effect, causes the effective writing speed to increase as the laser reaches the edge of the disc. A typical 52x burner won't take one and a half minutes to write a full 700MB or 80-minute disc as you would think, but instead takes about 2:45 minutes, averaging around 30x. The reason for all of this is simple: at a spin-rate of 32x, most discs explode if they haven't already.


See also

An audio burner is a program that creates conventional audio CDs that will play on any CD player or creates MP3 CDs that will play on MP3/Ogg Vorbis or Audio CD players. ... Rainbow Books: Red Book (CD Digital Audio), Yellow Book (CD-ROM and CD-ROM XA), Orange Book (CD_R and CD-RW), White Book (Video CD), Blue Book (Enhanced Music CD, CD+G and CD-Plus), Beige Book (Photo CD), Green Book (CD-i). ... A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a thin (1. ... In computing and data storage, Compact Disc Rewritable, or CD-RW, is a rewritable version of CD-ROM. Whereas standard prerecorded compact discs have their information permanently stamped into an aluminium reflecting layer, CD-RW discs have a phase-change recording layer and an additional aluminium reflecting layer. ... A data burner is a CD burner that can create autobooting CD-ROMs, burn ISO images to CD and, in general, copy data to CD/DVD. See also : audio burner Categories: Computer stubs ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... An ISO image (as prescribed by ISO standard ISO 9660) is a file that represents a one-to-one copy of a specific computer filesystem, most widely used for the compact disc medium (i. ... DVD Decrypter is a freeware program that allows the backing up of DVDs onto a PCs hard disk. ... Nero Burning ROM is a popular computer program for Microsoft Windows and Linux, for writing information to CDs and DVDs, created by Nero AG (formerly known as Ahead Software). ... Overburning, in computing, is the process of writing data past the normal recording limit on a writable compact disc, allowing a small amount of extra data to be written. ...

External links

  • CD-Recordable FAQ (http://www.cdrfaq.org)
  • ABCs of a clean burn (http://www.dartpro.com/press/ABCstoCleanCD.asp).
  • Burn CDs for backup (http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,53286,00.asp).

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A CD burner, CD recorder or CD writer is an internal or external writable Compact Disc drive that can be attached to a computer.
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Modern burners are so fast that they can create an entire CD in three or four minutes.
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