JVC speeds up CD-ROM libraries
Claiming a data transfer rate improvement of 400%, JVC Professional Computer Products Division`s MC-1200 (200 discs) and MC-1600 (600 discs) are based on a 32X CD-ROM reader. Data transfer rate is spec`d at 4.8MBps, vs. 1.2MBps for previous models. Average data access time is 85 milliseconds, a 26% improvement. The MC-1200 ($10,395) and MC-1600 ($16,095) can store 130GB to 390GB, respectively.