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CD-ROM

Compact disk-read only memory Informatics A compact disk, capable of holding ± 750 MB of permanent data, which is recorded or burned only once. Cf CD-RW.

CD-ROM,

n the acronym for compact disk/read-only memory. These disks are used to store program information (software) for computer programs. Information and instructions can be retrieved from these disks, but information cannot be added or revised without destruction of the existing data.
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The Infinia 7161 and 7201 once again demonstrate this convergence with standard 32MB of EDO RAM (maximum storage capacity of 128MB), a full duplex 16-bit SoundBlaster Pro compatible audio system with SRS 3D sound, standard wavetable MIDI audio and a quick 12X CD-ROM drive.
16X Max CD-ROM Drive: The latest in optical storage technology, 16X Max CD-ROM drives speed access times of up to 35 percent faster than today's conventional 8X CD-ROM drives and 30 percent faster than 12X CD-ROM drives.
We have utilized our extensive research and development resources to develop a reliable, high performance 12X CD-ROM drive that features innovative technologies and accomplishes a fast access time.
The 12X CD-ROM drive features a 128KB internal data buffer and conforms to MPC-3 specifications.
With new estimated street prices ranging from $1,399(a) to $2,899(a), Canon's new computers feature 12x CD-ROM, up to 200MHz Intel Pentium processors and EDO memory.