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  • Smart Computing Article - White Paper: CD & DVD Writing
    state of the rewriteable layer when creating pits in a CD-RW or DVD-RW. A type of laser still in development that could make smaller pits and more narrow tracks on optical discs than possible now. This would greatly increase the amount of data you could store on an optical disc. No one
  • Smart Computing Article - Basic Troubleshooting- CD/DVD Drives
    Most CD and DVD drives use the IDE interface. However, some Plextors (such as this PX-755SA) and Samsungs are SATA (Serial ATA) drives, and therefore don t have the jumper, cable, and DMA (direct memory access) mode issues that can crop up with IDE units. For some kinds of problems, you ll need
  • You Never Forget Your First Laser
    every day in ways we may not even recognize. We tend to use things without thinking about them. Has it ever occurred to you that every time you listen to a CD or point with a laser pointer, you are holding the discovery of a Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, in your hand? Well, if you haven't, you're
  • Computer Power User Article - X-Ray Vision: Laser Nanoantenna
    January 2007 Vol.7 Issue 1 Page(s) 44-45 in print issue Add To My Personal Library Bringing Terabytes To Optical Discs When changes come to optical disc storage technologies, they re typically big-time changes. The 650MB of storage on a burnable CD seemed great at least until burnable DVDs
  • 6.08: Updata
    engineering: the blue laser. Think of the blue LED as a minivan - necessary, dependable, and totally unexciting. But the blue laser is a whole new sort of automobile. The smaller a laser's wavelength, the smaller a spot it can form, producing tinier pits on a CD's surface. With a short wavelength of 400
  • 6.08: Updata
    engineering: the blue laser. Think of the blue LED as a minivan - necessary, dependable, and totally unexciting. But the blue laser is a whole new sort of automobile. The smaller a laser's wavelength, the smaller a spot it can form, producing tinier pits on a CD's surface. With
  • Smart Computing Article - Disc Drives
    February 2000 Vol.4 Issue 1 Add To My Personal Library The encompassing phrase "disc drive " generally refers to any data storage device that uses a laser to write data to or read data from a storage medium. Within this category of high-capacity storage devices are the compact disc, read-only
  • CDs celebrate 25 yr of service
    the Makrolon PC for the special manufacturing process needed in the music industry: Getting the highest possible optical quality and transparency possible in the substrate so that a laser head could read the digital code of a CD without errors. Dieter Freitag was among the early pioneers. The former

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