Ver 1.0 10 April 2001
What are the uses of CD-ROM?To hold music, data or computersoftware. They have become thestandard medium for distributing largequantities of information in a reliablepackageWhat is 1x?1x is the standard speed of audio CD.The transfer rate is 150Kbps.Therefore a 12x CD-ROM has atransfer speed of 1.8Mbps.How are data stored on the CD-ROM?Data are stored from the centre andspiral outwards as ¶lands· and ¶pits·.Lands represent 1 where the pitsrepresent 0.
What is CAV?Constant Angular Velocity. Disk is rotates ata constant speed. This method is easier onthe spindle motor, but it means that thedata-transfer rate varies for the outer andinner tracks.