Pioneer has released its 36x CD-ROM drive with a slot-in disc mechanism, which allows horizontal or vertical installation.
Interfacing as ATAPI or SCSI, Pioneer claims the drive has a sustained data transfer rate of up to 5400KB/sec, an average random seek time of 60ms, and an average access time of 70ms. A new servo mechanism with non-linear damper and low friction structure lets discs spin at higher rotation speeds without generating the vibration or buzzing sounds of other drives, according to Pioneer.
The DR-A14S/Ui6S 36x drive from Pioneer has a two-year warranty. For more information call 1800 060 852 or visit www.pioneerelectronics.com