CD-ROM server


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CD-ROM server

A CD-ROM reader designed for network use. It can be configured as a tower or jukebox. Towers contain several drives, and each drive holds one CD-ROM. Jukeboxes hold from a couple dozen to hundreds of discs, but have only a small number of drives. A robotic mechanism moves the discs to the drives as required. See CD-ROM changer.


CD-ROM Server
This is the transport mechanism of the Grundig GMS 3200 CD-ROM server. It can hold up to 200 CD-ROMs and six drives. (Image courtesy of Grundig Professional Electronics, GmbH.)
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