In contrast to DVD-ROM
drives selling between $500 and $700 (with a notable exception discussed below), even one of the best CD-ROM drives -- the Toshiba X3801B -- sells for only about $260 and has a 15x transfer rate and 90-ms access time.
As a DVD-ROM
player, the DV-516E supplies an even stream of data thanks to its 21.
From a practical view, the two media formats are identical and once the discs are written, they should be highly compatible with most DVD players or DVD-ROM
With speeds that are 16 times faster than first generation DVD-ROM
technology, the 16X DVD-ROM
/40X CD-ROM is compatible with single and dual layer DVD-ROM
and DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, Video CD and Photo CD media, preserving compatibility with conventional CD formats.
DVS co-chairman and CEO Mali Kuo said: "DVS introduced the 2x DVD-ROM
drives in July 1998, the 5.
is expected to be first to market with a PC with a DVD-ROM
drive, in part because the company's electronic components division provides core circuitry, such as a DVD decoder chip set, to other hardware manufacturers.
And like Pioneer's original write-once DVD-R format, disks recorded in the DVD-RW format are specified to be readable in most of today's DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM
Encyclopedias are best able to exploit the capacity of DVD-ROM
is shipping its first DVD-ROM
drives to global OEM partners.
95, and a DVD-ROM
drive that also reads CDs at 16X, for $115.