3D XTC heeft een review in elkaar gepleurd van de Kenwood Multibeam 40x, een CD-ROM drive met toffe specs:
Computer hardware is constantly becoming faster and faster. So are CDROMs, now reaching speed up to 40X and above. Kenwood has taken a step into the opposite direction and actually lowered the rotation speed to approx. 12X with their new Multibeam 40X. So you can say they made it slower but still faster. And how does that fit? Well, utilizing TrueX technology from Zen Research, the Mutlibeam 40X, as the name reveals, is first in the world to use multiple syncronized laser beams, 7 of them actually, to read data from the disc. Giving a performance equivalent to around a 60X CDROM.