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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- Allows a virtual CD-ROM server for a single PC as well as for a network at no additional cost.
In essence, as long as the device is designed for storage (and not just data retrieval, as networked CD-ROM servers do), then the device is performing Network Attached Storage.
Using just a single CD-ROM drive, the program builds a library of compressed CD-ROM images on a hard disk, turning any file server into a CD-ROM server multiple people can use simultaneously.
If the system drive on either the file server or the CD-ROM server were to break, we would have no way to recover.
To access one of the 96 CD-ROM titles residing on Townview's CD-ROM servers, a student or teacher simply clicks an icon with their desktop computer's mouse.
Logicraft's LanCD software works by routing or "redirecting" requests for data to the CD-ROM server. The client software component provides a user-friendly MS-DOS or Windows menu, allowing one to access a drive as if it were attached directly to the desktop computer.
-- HP SureStore CD-ROM Server Plus -- This cost-effective alternative includes six CD drives and one 18GB-capacity hard drive.
According to the company, cluster-jukeboxes are more reliable than both traditional CD-ROM servers and standard jukeboxes.
In the increasingly networked setting, the library may buy CD-ROM towers that have 6, 10, or more drives and attach them to the CD-ROM server PC for networked use.
has announced the new TenXpert Network CD-ROM Server. It accomplishes network delivery of 10 to more than 500 CD-ROMs to as many as 1,100 simultaneous users.
REXAS Corporation has announced its Super CD-ROM Server system.
If the databases you want are available through an Internet connection from a vendor, then the initial setup, management, and design limitations of a CD-ROM server and drives can be avoided.