The CD ROM Drive

Before proceeding further to discuss in detail the building blocks of a CDROM drive, we shall briefly describe its general architecture. It is important to notice from the very beginning that all CD-ROM drives, independent of their ...

The CD ROM Drive

The CD ROM Drive

The Compact Disc (CD), as a standardized information carrier, has become one of the most successful consumer products ever marketed. Although the original disc was intended for audio playback, its specific advantages opened very quickly the way towards various computer applications. The standardization of the Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM) and of all succeeding similar products, like Compact Disc interactive (CD-i), Photo and Video CD, CD Recordable (CD-R), and CD Rewritable (CD R/W), has substantially enlarged the range of possible applications. The plastic disc represented from the very beginning a removable medium of large storage capacity. The advent of the personal computer accompa nied by the increasing demand for both data distribution and exchange have strongly marked the evolution of the CD-ROM drive. The number of sold CD-ROM units exceeded 60 millions in 1997 when compared to about 2.5 millions in 1992. As computing power continuously improved over the years, computer pe ripherals have also targeted better performance specifications. In particular, the speed of CD-ROM drives increased from the so-called 1X in 1984 to dou ble speed in 1992, and further to 32X at the beginning of 1998. The average time needed to access data on disc has dropped from about 300 ms to less than 90 ms within the same period of time.

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The CD-ROM Drive
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Sorin G. Stan
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The Compact Disc (CD), as a standardized information carrier, has become one of the most successful consumer products ever marketed. Although the original disc was intended for audio playback, its specific advantages opened very quickly the way towards various computer applications. The standardization of the Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM)
The CD-ROM Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 579
Authors: Chris Sherman
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Articles cover the history of CD-ROM, applications, hardware, device integration, compact disc interactive, digital video interactive, and information storage and retrieval systems.
Congressional Districts of the United States, 103rd Congress on CD-ROM
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Chris Sherman
Categories: Housing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

Books about Congressional Districts of the United States, 103rd Congress on CD-ROM
Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR) 1984-1993 on CD-ROM
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Chris Sherman
Categories: Economic assistance, Domestic
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

Books about Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR) 1984-1993 on CD-ROM
Dictionary of Analytical Reagents on CD-ROM
Language: en
Pages: 1184
Authors: Ruzicka
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-10-12 - Publisher: CRC Press

Dictionary of Analytical Reagents on CD-ROM contains chemical, physical, structural, and bibliographic information on more than 16,000 analytical reagents - all the information required by analytical chemists, including analytical applications, physical properties, hazard and toxicity data, and labeled references. This easy-to-use, portable CD-ROM contains everything in the print version plus