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#261887 07/09/04 02:05 AM
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What EXACTLY does the speedX mean on a Cd drive? EX: 56x


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the X in the speed for cd drive is explained in these webpages;

http://www.webopedia.com
http://www.howstuffworks.com
http://www.pctechguide.com/08cd-rom_CLV.htm

simply, the X means how fast the drive will spin the disc in order to get maximum amount of data into or out of it. hope that helps.



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Yea. X is the unit all measurements are relative to. X could mean something like 7,600 spins per second or something. But to make things simple, they've taken some constant as the unit and then displayed all drive speeds as a multiple of that constant.

My laptop drive is 4X. =/
56X is fast enough. Years ago I remember reading articles that it was too fast - too hot or something. I'd assume such issues are resolved now.


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Put simply, x1 is the minimum speed you need to play a music CD. It takes 80 minutes for a x1 CD drive to read a CD. A x4 drive would read it in 20 minutes. A x54 would read it in 1 minute, 29 seconds (plus warm up time).

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lol yeah my CDs are always really hot when they get out. Its like an oven in there. SO wow it would read the whole CD in 1 minute! amazing!


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Of course, if you're copying it to hard drive, your hard drive needs to be fast enough to accept the data that quickly.


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