Introduction And Overview Of Optical Drive (CDR / CDRW / DVD-ROM / DVDRW) Technologies
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Optical storage drives are the most economial and practical way of backing up your computer's vital data. They also remain the easiest way to install new software into a computer. This series of pages will teach you different aspects associated with how optical drives work.
 
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Title: Guide To Optical Drive Technologies
Description: These series of pages provide an overview of how optical drives work. You will gain an understanding of the primary differences between CD-ROM, CDRW, and DVD drives. You will also obtain an understanding of how optical drives connect to the computer's motherboard inside a system.
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Last Modification: November 12, 2016
How To Install A DVD-ROM Drive
This document will outline the steps required to install a DVD-ROM drive into your computer. You'll learn the basics of how to configure the drive for proper installation.
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How To Boot Your Computer Directly From An Optical Drive
This document will outline the steps required to boot your computer directly from an optical storage drive, for the purpose of troubleshooting your computer or reinstalling an operating system.
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Understanding CDROM and DVD Drives
About DVD Drives
Features Of Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs)
How To Install A DVD-ROM Drive
How To Configure Your Computer To Boot From An Optical Drive
Overview of CD-Based Optical Technologies
Drive Mechanical Operation
CD-R Technologies
CD-RW Technologies
Multi-Read Specifications
Overview of DVD Technologies
DVD-Ram Technologies
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