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How CD-Rom drives work

How CD-Rom drives work

Explains the technology and science behind compact disks.
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Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka
14 years ago
Many students have difficulty imagining how a piece of hardware actually works,
and this Web site gives a good explanation for CD-ROM drives and disks. The
theory is presented along with pictures of the inside of the physical drive and
graphical animations of the write process. An excellent addition to any
discussion of how this hardward works.

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The site is presented in html and runs well.
Used in course? Yes
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was (Faculty)
14 years ago
An excellent review of how cd's work from How Stuff Works. Always a good site
for newbies.

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Quick to load and interesting.
Used in course? Yes