CD-ROMs drijven zich tot steeds hogere snelheden. De snelste drive op dit moment is de Kenwood Tech True 52X met Zen Research's TrueX technologie. Planet Hardware heeft een review van dit beesje:
With a generous 2048K data buffer (most drives have 256K or 512K), along with constant disc velocity make this drive one ,if not THE, top performer out there. One can't be positive that it lives up to the "Equivalent to a 75X Max drive - if one existed!" claim from Kenwood Tech, but it sure beats the pants off other 50X+ drives out there now. To put it in perspective, this drive beat out several SCSI-based high speed drives I tested it against, and literally screamed past every other EIDE based CD and DVD drive it had the chance to race.