3.726 CD-ROM drives (26)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 9 Nov 89 19:12:59 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 726. Thursday, 9 Nov 1989.

Date: Tue, 7 Nov 89 11:24:38 CST
From: john%utafll@texbell.UUCP (John Baima)
Subject: CD-ROM Drives

When I was in Toronto last June, I went around and tested all of the
CD-ROM drives (6 or 7, I forget). The Toshiba drive was the fastest
and it was not even close. The Toshiba drive was 25-30% faster than
Hitachi, Sony and NEC. I have heard that Hitachi has a new drive that
is faster than their old one, but I have not tested it. The test was a
simple sequential read of a 1MB file.

I recommend the Toshiba. If cost is a primary concern, all the others
seemed to be about the same.

John Baima
Silver Mountain Software