Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Portable Drives

Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Portable Drives

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AUGMENTX

Model 200. Average access time: 390 ms. Data transfer rate: 150 KB/sec. Buffer size: 64 KB. Mean time between failure: 25,000 hours. Interface: IBM parallel printer port. Computers supported: PC. Dimensions (width, height, depth): 2.75" x 6.5" x 14". Portable drive in self-contained unit that connects to parallel printer port. List price: $895.

NEC

CDR-38. Average access time: 400 ms. Data transfer rate: 300 KB/sec. Buffer size: 64 KB. Mean time between failure: 20,000 hours. Interface: SCSI-2. Computers supported: PC, Macintosh. Dimensions (width, height, depth): 5-7/16" x 1-15/16" x 9". Weight: 2.2 pounds (3 pounds with optional battery pack). Known as MultiSpin 38-and replacing the CDR-36M and the CDR-37--this offers a battery option for laptop applications, multisession photo CD, enhanced multimedia compliance, auto lens-cleaning system. List price: $350.

MultiSpin 3Xp. Average access time: 250 ms. Data transfer rate: 450 KB/sec. Buffer size: 256 KB. Mean time between failure: 50,000 hours. Interface: SCSI-1, SCSI-2 (switchable). Computers supported: PC, Macintosh. Dimensions (width, height, depth): 6.1" x 2.2" x 10.1". Weight: 2.4 pounds (without battery). Offers multisession capability, CD-ROM XA compatibility. …

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