Optical Drive


An optical drive is a type of system disk drive that can easily reads and writes information from optical disks through laser beaming technology. An optical drive is also known as an optical disk drive. These types of drives allows users to perform various operations such as editing, deleting and retrieving information from the optical drives such as DVDs, CDs and Blu-ray disks.

Optical drive is utilized as input device for computer system to perform read and write operation. However, this optical drives operation dependent on optical disks, which are also component of system. Optical drives operate through rotating your inserted disk at a regular speed, calculated in revolutions per minute (RPM), of which generally range various from 1,600- 4,000 RPM, by which  speeds supply the faster information reading time. The rotating disk in a an optical drive will be read which has a laser beam propagated while using lens embedded on the optical drive’s head.

In fact, laser utilized in optical drives for writing data which is most powerful than the laser that reads the information, since it burns the disk and stores in it. However, optical drives can spin drives at greater speed but still significantly slower then hard disk, which stores data magnetically. However, considering that the optical media is inexpensive and removable, it is the most ordinary format utilized for distributing system application.

Different types of Optical Drives

  • CD-ROM drive
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • CD-RW drive
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
  • DVD writer
  • Blu-ray
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