An optical drive is a kind of drive that can read (and usually write) optical media like CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray discs.

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What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?

I imagine it is some kind of comparison between the original files and the files that have been burned on the disc, but does anybody know how it is really done at a low level? I mean, does it create ...
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Optical Drive Not Writing Data To Disc

I have a Lenovo Z580 Laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1. I had an issue with my optical drive; it read CD/DVD perfectly but couldn't write. Out of 5 attempts, it would fail 2-3 times. I ...
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DVD drive becomes hidden device

I have a laptop Lenovo G580 with Windows 8.1, In early days when I bought this it was working normally but now a days its DVD Drive becomes invisible. When I go to Control Panel> Device Manager> ...
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Dvd rom : Please insert a disk For every dvd - Windows 7

The same problem arises on my 3 laptops. The root cause appeared after installing daemon tools lite. I tried all the 5 steps of fix mentioned at msdn but still the problem is same. In the step ...
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CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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Virtual Optical Drive [duplicate]

Is there a way to burn several ISOs to a USB external drive and be able to plug it in and boot to one of them? Would creating several partitions and burning to each one work or something like that.
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Where do you put your optical disc drive? [closed]

My case has three places the OD drive could go, where do you prefer your drive? Currently my drive is in the bottom slot because that is all the longer my SATA cable allows for, but I was just ...
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Why does my HP Probook 4530s don't detect my Optical Drive?

As the Question says my hp probook 4530s doesn't detect my optical drive. The windows gives me an error code 10. I have installed ubuntu 13.10 and the drive in ubuntu works just fine. Why windows ...
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Why won't my CD run when I load it in the drive in my Windows 8.1?

Why won't my Quicken installation disk run when I load it in the CD drive of my Windows 8.1 computer? When the disc was put in the computer's tray, the tray closed and nothing happens.
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DVD Burning Error

For some reason, I got a 4.7 GB DVD that would only hold 4.36 GB when formatted. I tried formatting it again and now it holds 113 MB. What's the deal? I tried to use Power2Go but it said that it was ...
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Destroying optical discs (that aren't re-writable) with a CD burner

Is it possible to use a CD burner to destroy data on a disc? I believe this would be possible with a re-writable disc, but would there be a way to 'force' the drive to write random data with the laser ...
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CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
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Laptop DVD-ROM opens on its own

My DVD-ROM opens from time to time. When I am surfing on web or watching movie, my DVD-ROM just opens. I am using windows 7 (32-bit). Laptop is E-machines G620. driver Microsoft, driver version ...
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Is it safe to add or remove any type of device while in sleep mode?

Is it safe to add (plug in) or remove (unplug) any device while Windows is in sleep (a.k.a. standby, a.k.a. suspend) mode? What type of devices can be added or removed in this manner? Can you do this ...
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Optical drive via USB not working with Windows 7

I've attached a DVD drive via usb. It has two cables, one only for power, one data. It works on one Windows 7 machine, it works on Linux, but it won't run on my Windows 7. It even runs on Linux on ...
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Samsung NP355V4C optical drive completely disconnected [closed]

This laptop is less than a year old. It runs Windows 7. Today I found I could not open the DVD drive by pressing the eject button on it. It does not show up in My Computer. I found the manual ...
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2.5" SSD in the optical drive bay - what about the performance?

I'm looking for a new laptop and I want one which has two hard drive bays for using both HDD and SSD. But I don't think most of the new models have two bays, so replacing optical drive seems as a good ...
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“Boot from CD” waits for ever?

THE PAST I have a Windows 2003 system that for a long time has had a CD drive with a non-bootable CD stuck in it (it's really stuck - the paperclip trick does not work) The boot sequence included ...
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Sound output connector on CD-ROM drive?

For some time ago, I found an old CD-ROM drive that once had belonged to one of my previous PCs. On the front it has a volume adjustment slider and a minijack socket. On the back it has 4 connectors. ...
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Is there a program to enable/disable a computer's DVD-ROM drive with a mouse click?

Frequently I have a DVD-disk left in the DVD-ROM drive, which I am kind of reluctant to take out. I have Windows-7 OS which freezes constanly checking on that disk. I do not need that constant ...
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In Windows 7, can an optical drive be made “Drive A:” ?

Can I change my CD/DVD Rom drive letter to "A" in Windows 7? Will it hurt anything if I do? Currently it's set to "R".
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Optibay drive ejects after 10 minutes

I have replaced my optical drive in Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS ...
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Matshita CW-8221 pulled from MacBook with USB adapter

Background I want to put together a little home media box on the cheap with a Raspberry Pi and some used parts I had. I have an original MacBook that bit the dust and but had a working optical drive. ...
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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How to force Windows 8 to re-read CD/DVD drive?

Only once in a blue moon have i ever seen this before Windows 8, but now it is a constant problem. When changing media in my CD/DVD drive (SAMSUNG SH-S203N) whatever was previously in the drive is ...
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How to disable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM pooling during boot in Linux?

I have a Dell XPS L501X laptop dual-booting Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" (x64) and Windows 7. It has a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633J DVD drive, which generates a lot of vibrations and noise whenever data is being ...
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My DVDROM is not detected in my HP pavilion dv6500

I have a HP Pavilion dv6500 with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. My DVDROM is not detected. A message is shown on startup: no tpm or tpm has problem. I have replaced my DVDROM but the problem still there. ...
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Read ahead buffering while playing video file from optical disc

I was wondering if there is a program for Windows 7 (64-bit), that reads ahead the file to be played back (usually MKV files in my case) to the RAM, so the disc that the video file resides in, won't ...
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How to close the Optical Drive tray in Windows?

I've always wondered why Windows has an Eject option but doesn't include a corresponding Close / Close Tray option in the context menu of optical drives. Is there a way of closing the optical drive ...
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SSD to Lenovo Y560 and G780 optical drive slot

I have a Lenovo G780 laptop and my friend has a Lenovo Y560 laptop, we thought about replacing the useless optical drives with an SSD. I have found a great blog post about it but I still have some ...
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How to determine the SATA port revision?

I saw this product advertised at various places on the internet; it's a 2.5" HDD caddy to replace the optical drive in laptops. My question is, how to find out if the DVD drive has a SATA II or III ...
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What is an HDD optical driver caddy made of? [closed]

I want to use a second HDD in place of my optical drive, but I don't have a caddy in my country. What are these made up from? Maybe I can make it work.
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How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
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Optical drive noise on Windows 8 Pro upgrade

I upgraded my Computer to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Professional, and I noticed that the optical drive (Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-202) started making a strange noise. This is what happened: I downloaded ...
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What is special about Apple SuperDrive

I am planning on replacing my internal SuperDrive with a SSD and I was wondering if I should get an external enclosure specially for the internal SuperDrive or I can use my old drive (with an external ...
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Replace Optical Drive with SSD, affect battery life?

I'm getting a System76 laptop, and they have an option to replace the optical drive with an HDD/SSD + caddy case. That would be nice, because I don't use DVDs nowadays, and need a lot of storage. ...
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CD-DVD drive won't eject

I have an Amilo Pa 1538 Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. For two years it has given me all sorts of problems like overheating etc. Here is what happened this time: With the computer turned off, I pushed the ...
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BD-ROM Drive suddenly appeared in My Computer

Today I noticed that a "BD-ROM Drive" appears in My Computer. I do not remember installing anything that would've done that. What could've caused this?
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Can I use any usb optical drives with my macbook air?

For a macbook air, would you recommend buying any non-apple usb optical drives - or should I only buy apple's usb superdrive? thanks
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No “close session” on Windows 7

Any ideas what would cause Windows 7 to not display the "Close Session" button? Colleague burned a CD in XP and didn't have an option to finalize the CD. I've also looked on my machine (Windows 7) ...
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Where is the internal DVD/CD-ROM drive with USB connector (not SATA)?

I wonder why internal optical drives are equipped with a SATA interface. Why not USB 2.0 or 3.0 instead? USB provides a transfer rate high enough and using USB to connect an optical drive would save ...
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Does a scratched DVD result in lost data, and how do I fix a scratched DVD?

Does a scratched DVD result in lost data? How do I fix a scratched DVD?
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I have a DVD stuck in my iMac, how do I get it out?

I am asking this question on behalf of my sister. Here's what she had to say on facebook: Anyone know how to get a DVD unstuck from an iMac drive? I tried everything I read online--shutting ...
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CD rom cannot open any disc, it say to burn new disc

No disc can be read by the Fujitsu L series laptop's DVD R/W optical drive. Whenever a disc is inserted, it says to burn the disc even if it's not a blank disc. OS is windows 7 ultimate. What should ...
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DVD drive not detected in BIOS / Windows XP

My parents bought a PC (a old Hewlett Packard Bell Pentium 4) just to watch YouTube. It worked well for months but last week, the DVD drives (there a 2 dvd drives) are no more recognized by the BIOS ...
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CD Drives have disappeared in Vista

One day, out of the blue, my wife's CD Drives disappeared from Windows Explorer without warning and little trace. Device Manager shows them both with Code 39 warnings. One is an LG GGW-H20L BD Burner ...
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WinXP Get DVD/CD Drives Working

I have 2 different drives that are not currently working. It show's the traditional yellow flag, to indicate there are problems. When I try to run updates, it says the drive isn't there. And I ...
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CD tray is stuck open

I have an older computer that has an Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer. The problem is that the tray is stuck open: it does close normally, but the motor keeps going after the tray is closed, and after a few ...
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cd-rom cannot be plugged in along side hdd

I have a stockpile of computer components from my workplace and I built a desktop PC. I have tried several cd-rom drives and even one from my other personal pc but when I have it attached to the slave ...
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How to enable/disable laptop's CD drive if I don't have administrative privileges

I'm working in a network company. I don't have administrative privileges on my computer and every time I want to listen to my favorite CD, I need to contact the administrator, then going to his office ...