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CD burner

A CD burner is an external writable CD-drive that can be attached to a computer. It lets you write and read files from a computer on to compact disk media, and is standard equipment in most new computers. The burner describes the process of the laser burning the organic dye substrate in the disk, creating a nonreflective pit signifying a bit state.

Burners can write CDs at multiple speeds. At 1x speed, for example, the CD spins at the same rate as the player reading it, taking you 60 minutes to record 60 minutes of data. At 2x it will take you half an hour, and so on.

See also Nero Burning ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, overburning, audio burner, data burner, ISO image.

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