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Old 14-04-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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OK, so i learned that a cd image is basically one file you create on a blank cd which has ALL the files of the original cd copied into this single file. Thats great. But could anyone one tell me why people copy cd's like this? Why dont they just burn the cd as normal? What is the actual point to it??
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Old 14-04-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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cd images (a.k.a. ISO files) are a very valuable tool. Given that you have a reliable program to make them, you will be able to back up your CD's either on your computer or on other CD's so that in the event that one should loose the original copy, one will not have thoughts of jumping off a 20 stopry building becuase the disk for adobe photoshop cost you 500+ dollars to buy. (get my drift?)

They are also useful in emulating PS games as they reduce the time required to access the data and therefore reducing lag and stuttering in the game. They have many mroe uses, but too many to describe in full.
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Old 14-04-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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CD Image is a 1:1 copy of a CD made on Your HDD (in one - *.iso, two *.bin + *.cue or even three files - Clone CD's images...) Once You burn this image on a CD it's no longer an image.
Images are made usually to backup data.
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Old 14-04-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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Why not copy the files one by one? why put them into an image?
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Old 14-04-2005, 04:56 PM   #5
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some games expect certain files to be on a certain place on the cdrom.

These are security checks.
if you simply copy the file this location infomation goes lost.

with an iso it doesn't
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Old 14-04-2005, 05:07 PM   #6
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Originally posted by konfliktPL@Apr 14 2005, 10:32 AM
CD Image is a 1:1 copy of a CD made on Your HDD (in one - *.iso, two *.bin + *.cue or even three files - Clone CD's images...) Once You burn this image on a CD it's no longer an image.
Images are made usually to backup data.
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Different formats are for different things, as ISO for example does not support multi-track CDs.

There is also another reason to have a images instead of CD: easy access.

Programs such as Alcohol120% & DaemonTools will enable you to have virtual CD drives, where you can mount images, and access them like they are real CD roms. (in other words, you can have multiple CDs in the computer that phisicaly does not have one)
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Old 14-04-2005, 05:28 PM   #7
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yup, my pc now thinks it has drives up to J: (except B: since i don't have a 5 1/2" drive...)
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Old 14-04-2005, 06:09 PM   #8
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My largest configuration was like this:

A - no drive
B - no drive
C - harddisk 1 (system)
D - harddisk 1 (my documents)
E - harddisk 2 (storage)
F - harddisk 3 (temp drive - not organizaed)
G - hard disk 3 (emu stuff)
H - DVD rom
I - CD-RW rom
J - virtual cd1
K - virtual cd2
L - USB memory card
M - card reader (HP printer with card reader)


At work I got more drives, as we have shared drives, and as administrator I need to have access to all of them.
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Old 14-04-2005, 09:12 PM   #9
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Originally posted by BeefontheBone@Apr 14 2005, 05:28 PM
yup, my pc now thinks it has drives up to J: (except B: since i don't have a 5 1/2" drive...)
I too have drives up to J, so what?!
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Old 15-04-2005, 02:28 AM   #10
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nrm, cemu takav ton? :blink:
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