I/OMagic heeft een 56-speed CD-Rommeke gebouwd. K'weenie of dit handig is (ik leef nog steeds in vrede met een 24-speed). Misschien leuk voor de burn-freaks? Anyway, hier heb je de press release, bruut gejat van AnandTech Webnews:
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 1999--I/OMagic Corp. (OTC BB:IOMC), a leading developer and marketer of peripheral PC products, Thursday announced the release of the fastest CD-ROM player to hit the computer marketplace -- the "MagicSpin 56X."
The MagicSpin 56X is the first internal IDE CD-ROM kit to achieve a maximum transfer rate of 8400 KB/SEC. It is also 130 percent faster than 24X drives. The MagicSpin 56X has high-speed audio extraction and is compatible with all CD formats, including CD-RW media. It is simple to install due to its Windows(R)98/95 Plug & Play compatibility.
"CD-ROM sales are expected to surpass 100 million units in 1999," said Tony Shahbaz, president and chief executive officer of I/OMagic. "I/OMagic will continue to penetrate this arena by providing cutting edge products that meet market demands."
The MagicSpin 56X has an average access time of 80ms and it supports Ultra-DMA Mode 2 with transfer rates up to 33MB/sec. The Ultra DMA support will consume less processor bandwidth, which frees the processor for other tasks.
The MagicSpin 56X is expected to have a retail shelf price of $89 and is available now in national computer retail outlets.
About I/OMagic I/OMagic develops and markets a variety of peripheral PC products designed to allow connectivity and increase the functionality of both portable and desktop computers. Product categories include high-speed data/fax/voice modems, scanners, CD-ROM drives, audio cards and video graphics accelerators. The company sells its many products through nationally recognized computer retail outlets.