From GEAR Software Knowledgebase
In the Common Settings panel of the Recorder Settings dialog, you can do any of the following:
- Use a physical image file for recording. A physical image is a bit-by-bit copy of the CD-ROM you are about to create. (See page 80 for a description of a physical image). If the test run fails, you can convert your virtual image to a physical image and use it by checking the box. If you did not create a physical image, GEAR prompts you to use the virtual image instead.
- Verify the data after writing your project. When you select this option, GEAR will read the written disc completely after writing it, insuring that the disc was written properly.
- Allow writing beyond the disc capacity. This setting allows you to exceed the stated capacity of the disc project. It is not recommended that you use this option unless you have tested the actual capacity of your recordable media, or you are creating a master tape for replication and your disc replicator has confirmed your disc capacity. If you are writing a recordable disc, use of this setting will cause GEAR to try to write your project's contents in an area normally reserved for disc leadout. This can result in an unreadable disc, or a disc with unreadable content.