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
"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
SD-C2302: DVD Multimedia for
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
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.
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.
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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