CD-ROM drive


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CD-ROM drive

CD-ROM drive

A device that holds and reads CD-ROM discs. Modern CD-ROM drives also play audio CDs. See CD-ROM and CD-ROM drives.
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READ THIS ARTICLE FOR PRACTICAL IDEAS ON USING THE CD-ROM DRIVE TO LOAD INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUALS.
Sustained throughput, which for a typical fast CD-ROM drive, is no better than 4MB/sec, compared to 12MB/sec to 40MB/sec for a fast magnetic drive.
But with the REXAS Super CD-ROM Server system, there is nearly unlimited potential in CD-ROM drive connectivity through networks or standalone PCs.
For example, a single bay (a large slot inside the computer) can handle a spare battery, a floppy drive, a hard drive or a CD-ROM drive.
That CD-ROM drive sales have better than doubled for five straight years underscores the fact that CD-ROM is now the preferred delivery vehicle in application and operating system software as well as multimedia entertainment and reference titles.
There are at least three ways to connect a CD-ROM drive to a PC.
With a CD-ROM drive, you could listen to music while crunching numbers for a major report.
The Kenwood 72X TrueX CD-ROM drive delivers an unparalleled sustained transfer rate ranging from 6.
For running multimedia programs, you'll want a 4X to 8X CD-ROM drive with stereo speakers.
Jeff Edelstein, Samsung's senior marketing manager for storage products, said the company introduced the CD-ROM drive because of the increasing popularity of CD-based software among consumers.
The booklet provides a detailed discussion of why CD-ROM drive shoppers need to ask questions such as, "Does the drive use an SCSI or proprietary interface board?
The other was the 9240, with a 133-megahertz chip, the writeable CD-ROM drive and a 1.