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Toshiba introduces 32X Slim CD-ROM and 6X Slim DVD-ROM Drives
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 1999--The Disk Products Division (DPD) of Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC), Monday announced the industry's fastest CD-ROM drive in the 12.7mm form factor, the XM-7102.

This product delivers advanced transfer rates, of up to 32X, to mainstream portable computing. In addition to leading CD-ROM technology, Toshiba rounds out its mobile offerings with a 6X DVD-ROM in a slim-line form factor, the SD-C2302.

"The vast technology delta that once existed between portable and desktop functionality narrows every day as the computer industry miniaturizes systems and components to meet industry demand for better performance in a smaller form factor," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president, marketing, TAEC DPD.

"Thanks to our technology expertise, Toshiba meets these demands by bringing products like the 32X, XM-7102 CD-ROM and 6X, SD-C2302 DVD-ROM to market."

     XM-7102: Fastest CD-ROM Transfer Rates Available
     in the Mobile Market

The XM-7102 with an ATAPI interface not only offers industry-leading transfer rates of up to 4,800KB/sec, but also provides impressive 90ms average random access for quick access to applications. It measures 128mm (w) x 12.7mm (h) x 129mm (d) and weighs 250g to meet the size and weight constraints of today's leading notebooks and small form-factor PCs.

SD-C2302: DVD Multimedia for On-the-Go Users

Toshiba's introduction of the SD-C2302 slim-line DVD-ROM further demonstrates its optical leadership. With data transfer rates up to 8,112KB/sec for DVD media, and 3,600KB/sec for CD media, the drive provides outstanding multimedia performance for the mobile market. Random access times of 130ms for DVD and 95ms for CD-ROM also contribute to the drive's superior capabilities.

It supports synchronous burst transfers of 16.7MB/sec under DMA multi-word Mode-2 and PIO Mode 4. For optimized data transfers, the SD-C2302 drive features a 128KB buffer.

To further ensure compatibility with leading notebook computers, the SD-C2302 was developed with an ATAPI interface and measures 128mm (w) x 12.7mm (h) x 129mm (d), weighing in at 270g.

Both drives employ Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) disk rotation to enable faster data transfers from any place on the disc.

Availability

The XM-7102 and SD-C2302 will be sold primarily through PC OEMs. Sample drives are available now with volume production beginning in September 1999.

Disk Products Division

TAEC Disk Products Division leads the market in the development, design and manufacturing of DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM and CD-RW drives and 2.5-inch hard disk drives. The Disk Products Division markets high quality peripherals to original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators and distributors in the United States.

Inherent in the company's product line is the high-quality engineering and manufacturing which has established Toshiba products as worldwide leaders.

About Toshiba

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) is the North American design, manufacturing, marketing and sales arm of Toshiba Corp., a global technology innovator. TAEC is recognized as a leading supplier of semiconductor, electronic component and storage solutions. The company delivers technology solutions that enable OEMs to develop advanced integrated products for the computing, networking, communications and digital consumer markets.

In fact, its technology offerings account for more than 30 percent of the total possible components used in desktop and portable computers. By continuing to develop leading-edge solutions that cost-effectively meet the emerging needs of the design engineering community, TAEC keeps its customers in touch with tomorrow.

For additional information, visit TAEC's Web site at http://www.diskproducts.toshiba.com.


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