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CD Manufacturers include Plextor, Sony, Pioneer, Toshiba and Samsung
Connect a CD ROM using SATA connect the 7 pin cable and 15 pin power cable and then go to CMOS and setup to AUTO
Connect CD ROM device and set jumpers to slave if hard drive is present in a daisy chain environment if by itself in a single cable install jumpers and set to master.
Attach 40-pin ribbon cable (make sure pin1 is closest to Molex connector) in IDE controllers found on the motherboard
Attach Molex connector for power
Attach audio cable from sound card to back of CD ROM
Go to CMOS and set it to auto or CD ROM detection
1x * 150KBps (Whatever the speed in x times 150)
CD-R have two speeds that matter: the record speed and the read speed
CD-RW have three speeds that matter: the write speed, rewrite speed and read speed
CD R technology media you can record once good for copying permanent data such as music
CD RW technology lets you rewrite information
CD holds about:
ATAPI - ATA Packet Interface is the protocol that lets a CD/DVD device connect to an IDE controller
SCSI CD ROM - Give CD ROM a unique ID and if its at the end of the chain terminate it (load SCSI driver in BIOS)
CD ROM Drivers (your CD is going to need drivers in order to function)
Once you load the device driver in the CONFIG.SYS file you then need to place the Microsoft's MSCDEX.EXE program in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. MSCDEX is short for Microsoft CD ROM extension.
CDFS - CD Files System Driver part of the IFS just load it in the device manager and its protected mode
New Generation of DVD
DVD speeds 1x * 1350KBps (Whatever the speed in X times 1350)
Set to Auto Detection in BIOS/CMOS
Bypass CD autorun hold SHIFT key
Stuck CD use a paper clip or a pin to auto eject it
To clean a CD make sure its center out or use a CD cleaner
Buffer underrun - the inability of a source device to keep a burner loaded with data, creates more coasters-that is improperly burned and therefore useless CDs and DVDs than any single problem
CD burning software the most popular are made by Nero and Easy CD creator
Caring for CD/DVD and Disks
Hold disks by edge
Don't paste paper on surface of disk
You can label a disk using a felt-tip pen. Do not label a DVD if both sides hold data.
Don't leave disk in contact with heat or direct sunlight
The CD/DVD tray is not a coffee holder :)