CD-ROM changer


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CD-ROM changer

A CD-ROM drive that holds a small number of CD-ROMs for individual use on a desktop computer. Although it can swap discs, it typically contains only one drive and can only read one at a time. See CD-ROM server.


Four-Disc Changer
This Nakamichi MJ-4 changer holds four discs in the same housing as a single-disc unit. The blue disc is currently at the read head, while the others wait in storage. (Image courtesy of Nakamichi America Corporation.)
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Pioneer New Media Technologies is looking to drive the sale of its 6-disc CD-ROM changer through the mass market by dropping the price nearly $300 and redesigning the merchandising.
Pioneer introduced the industry's first CD-ROM changer in 1989 and the first quad-speed CD-ROM drive in 1992.
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Aiwa plans to add a quad-speed CD-ROM drive and an external three-disc CD-ROM changer with built-in speakers later in the year.
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