S&F demos CD drives at Comdex

S&F demos CD drives at Comdex

At this month`s Comdex show, Smart and Friendly demonstrated several new CD-R and CD-RW drives. The CD Rocket Mach 12 drive offers 12x write, 4x rewrite, and 32x playback speeds, bundled software and a choice of SCSI external or ATAPI internal interfaces. Estimated street price for the SCSI external version is $399, and $299 for the ATAPI version.

For mobile users, Smart & Friendly demonstrated the CD Pocket RW. Weighing approximately one pound, the palm-sized CD-RW drive offers 4x write, 4x rewrite, and 20x playback speeds without requiring an external power source. Its rechargeable battery enables mobile users to create up to six CDs on a single charge. Equipped with a PCMCIA PC interface, estimated street pricing is $599.

Other optical products displayed at Comdex were the CD Copy Rocket, an 8x stand-alone CD duplicator capable of burning a CD in nine minutes, and CD SmartNet, a network-attached CD-ROM server capable of sharing 10, 20, 50 or 100 CD titles across a network.


This article was originally published on November 01, 1999