CD-DVD Speed Simulations: Is the laser activated?

I re-read geno888’s guide and also did a search but found no answer. :eek:

So, during a CD-r or DVD-r simulation is the drive’s laser activated throughout the simulation? Basically, what I would like to know is what is actually going on inside the drive as compared to a real burn? :bigsmile:

The laser is “activated” as you call it, because that’s the only way the drive can follow the track on the CD/DVD media. The laser is however not burning anything on the disc.

Yes, in the simplistic way I understand it, the laser’s power is set lower for simulation, so that it can’t actually burn to the disc. :slight_smile:

I will be trying simulations more often then.