Verbatim intros optical drives, media
Targeting applications such as video multimedia production and post-production, Verbatim has introduced the model 5200 5.2GB magneto-optical (MO) drive and accompanying media. The new drive achieves sustained data transfer rates of up to 10MBps, burst transfer rates of 20MBps at 2,942rpm, a 10.2ms average latency, and an average seek time of 20ms.
The 5200 is read/write compatible with earlier-generation 650MB, 1.3GB, and
2.6GB ISO-compliant MO media, as well as 5.2GB MO media. Equipped with an Ultra SCSI interface, the low-profile, half-height unit supports Windows 3.1x, Windows NT, Windows 95, NetWare, Unix, OS/2, Macintosh, and Irix. With a three-year warranty, the drive has an MSRP of less than $2,000. Suggested retail price of the 5.2GB MO media is $150.