Today's magnetic hard drives outperform the best of the industry's CD-ROM drives
in three distinct areas:
In addition to CD-ROM drives
, 16-bit sound boards and video-compression capability (called MPEG, and pronounced m-peg) are becoming standard features.
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 final possibility for connection of a CD-ROM drive
is via a Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) slot.
Essentially, a CD-ROM drive
looks and feels like a hard disk.
Also raising the bar, the Platinum series boasts 8X-speed CD-ROM drives
, Pentium chips ranging from 133MHz to 200 MHz, hard drives as large as 3.
Plextor has introduced four generations of CD-ROM drives
since opening its headquarters in California's Silicon Valley in 1990.