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Synonyms for CD-ROM

a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system)

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Average access time--the time that it takes the device to get to the data--which averages l00ms in the fastest CD-ROM drives as compared to 8ms-l0ms for magnetic drives.
The REXAS Super CD-ROM Server base system consists of a seven-CD-Rom-drive tower and a REXAS interface allowing connections of up to 49 CD-ROM drives.
In addition to CD-ROM drives, 16-bit sound boards and video-compression capability (called MPEG, and pronounced m-peg) are becoming standard features.
Many CD-ROM drives still don't recognize the data portions of some or all of the discs, but that situation is rapidly improving now that a growing number of drive manufacturers have made compatibility with the format a priority.
OEM sales accounted for almost 70 percent of total CD-ROM units in 1995, and 95 percent of new customer PCs now come equipped with CD-ROM drives.
The specifications for CD-ROM drives are as follows.
Even the fastest CD-ROM drives have turtle like performance when it comes to accessing information from the drive.
amp;uot;Finally customers in Europe can benefit not only from TrueX technology and Kenwood's award winning line of fast CD-ROM drives, but also the local support that Open-E provides,&uot; said Krzysztof Franek, managing director of Open-E.
Another downside: Because there's nowhere to stash good speakers, even the most advanced multimedia portables with a built-in CD-ROM drive have dreadful sound, a joke compared to desktop models with their relatively beefy soundblasters.
Plextor has introduced four generations of CD-ROM drives since opening its headquarters in California's Silicon Valley in 1990.
The other is a CD-ROM drive that can write huge amounts of data to a cartridge-based compact disc.
The Toughbook 37 features a multimedia pocket that holds a 24x CD-ROM drive, as well an optional Super Disk drive, DVD-ROM drive or a 3100mA second Battery Pack.
The product's unique "flip" design sets a new standard in convenience and usability for portable CD-ROM drives by featuring a one-of-a-kind fold-away cable and PC card.
Unlike so-called "max" CD-ROM drives that reach top performance only on the outermost tracks of the disc, the Kenwood 52X TrueX CD-ROM, based on TrueX technology from Zen Research, delivers an unprecedented typical transfer rate ranging from 6750 KB to 7800 KB per second across the entire disc.