IDE drive & CD file system

I want to put a CD-ROM file system on an IDE drive. I.e I want the IDE drive to look EXACTLY like a CD-ROM, including storage of red-book audio & CD serial number.
This is for testing distribution media, etc (using a normal CD writer wastes disks and is too slow).

Is this possible, if so... how??
T.L.
TimeLordAsked:
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smeebudCommented:
Take a look at
http://www.interplay.com/bgate/feedback/messages/4010.html
then backtrack the Url. It seems theres a lot of what you're after there.
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smeebudCommented:
For instance go to
http://www.interplay.com/bgate/ 
and start there.
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jrhelgesonCommented:
What CDR software are you using?
Is this PC, or MAC?
Adaptec EZ CD Creator Pro 3.x will allow you to create the layout file, then Mount that layout image as a drive of it's own.

--This is not the EZ CD PRO that is distributed with cd-burners
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TimeLordAuthor Commented:
Sorry, maybe I should re-phrase my question. My primary objective is to put a CD-ROM style file system on a hard drive.
- I do not want to be restricted to EasyCD (or similar) for getting data on & off the drive. I may be writing a lot of data backwards & forwards.
- testing the drive as if it's a distribution disk is my main objective (but only one of MANY).

How do I FORMAT the drive for data files AND redbook audio AND serial number, etc etc... or what is the best way to do this?
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dew_associatesCommented:
TimeLord, this can be done all except for the autoplay feature which was built around the cd rom interface. Tell me what kind of testing you want to accomplish and Ill help you set it up.
Dennis
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busukaCommented:
OK. I'll shoot. All that you need is lot of continuous freespace
on HDD. Then you create CD ISO image with help of many programs:
Easy CD or from Jeff Arnold's DAO packet. Then you visit page:
http://home.kamp.net/home/stefan.kirschdorf/
enter CD-Emulators section and pick suitable CD-Emulator, that
takes generated ISO image as source and creates fake CD-ROM letter.

This how I understand your question. If it not suitable for you
feel free to reject it (with some feedback).

Hope this helps.
Ian
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TimeLordAuthor Commented:
Still not quite what I wanted, but that address is a good start.
Thanx!
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