Creating a Data CD in a CD-RW Drive By Dr. Steve Broskoske Start the Lesson
Introduction (cont’d) This mini-tutorial will introduce you to using the software that comes standard with most CD-RW drives. This tutorial will also introduce you to how PowerPoint can be used to create a self-contained, tutorial lesson. To begin, click the button below. Follow the directions on each screen to proceed.
Introduction to CD-RW CD-ROMs are a great method of computer storage. CD’s can hold an enormous amount of data. A CD can hold up to 650 Mb of data.
Introduction to CD-RW How many floppy disks of data could be contained on one CD-ROM? Click on a response below to find out: 88 floppy disks 284 floppy disks 451 floppy disks Incorrect. A CD holds much more information than that. Try again. Incorrect. A CD holds even more information than that. Try again. Correct! One CD- ROM can hold the same amount of information as 451 floppy disks!
Steps in Writing Files to a CD There are 4 steps in writing files to a CD-ROM: 3) Select files to be written to the CD. 4) Write the selected files to the CD. 2) Place the blank CD in the drive. 1) Select the right type of CD. Let’s look at each of these steps.
1) Selecting the Right Type of CD There are 2 types of CD-ROM’s you can purchase: CD-R or CD-RW. Click a CD type below to explore it better. CD-RCD-RW Continue
CD-R Inexpensive. Can be written to only one time. (You cannot erase data written to this type of CD.) Can store music or computer data.
CD-R Most important: A CD-R can be used universally in almost every PC with a CD-ROM drive. A CD-R can even be used in a music CD player/boom box! Return
CD-RW Slightly more expensive than a CD-R. Can write, erase, and re-write up to 1,000 times. Can store only computer data – no music.
CD-RW Most important: A CD-RW is not able to be read in most CD drives. It can be trusted to work in one PC only! A CD-RW can only be trusted to work in this one PC. Return
2) Place the blank CD in the drive. Now that you have chosen the correct type of CD to use: a)Press the button on the CD player to eject the CD tray. b)Place the CD in the tray. c)Press the button on the CD player once again to close the CD tray.
In a few seconds, the PC recognizes the CD. This folder will then appear.
3) Select files to be sent to the CD. a)Right-click a file you wish to send to the CD. b)From the pop-up menu, select send to CD drive. Repeat as necessary until you have selected all the files you want to appear on the CD.
Right-click a folder or file You wish to send to the CD. TRY IT: Click on DVD/CD drive in this list to send the file to the CD. Good. You sent the file to the CD. Now repeat as needed to send more files to the CD.
4) Write the selected files to the CD. After selecting all files to be written to the CD, the last step is to click on write these files to the CD in the CD window. You would click here to finish the job.
TRY IT: Click the write these files to CD below to finish writing files to the CD. TRY IT: Click here now. Good job! The CD writing process is finished!
Review There are 4 steps in writing files to a CD- ROM: 1.Select the right type of CD. 2.Place the blank CD in the drive. 3.Select files to be written to the CD. 4.Write the selected files to the CD.
Review What type of CD should you purchase to ensure it will be universally read in all PC’s? Click a response below: CD-RCD-RW Incorrect. A CD- RW is only guaranteed to work properly in one particular PC. Correct. CD-R can be read universally in most all PC’s, and even in music players.
Review Left-click a file. Right-click a file and select send to CD drive. Open the CD folder and follow the prompts. a b c How do you write files from a PC to a CD? Select a response below: Incorrect. This action will not allow you to send files to the CD.Try again. Correct. Select files by right- clicking and sending them to the CD drive.
Thank you for participating in this lesson. Hope you enjoyed learning about CD’s. Exit