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Kenwood Technologies Releases Kenwood 72x TrueX CD-ROM Drive

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Kenwood Technologies Releases Kenwood 72x TrueX CD-ROM Drive

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Kenwood Technologies (USA), Inc. has announced the release of the Kenwood 72x TrueX CD-ROM drive, the company's third high-performance drive based on Zen Research's TrueX technology.

The Kenwood 72x TrueX CD-ROM drive delivers a sustained transfer rate ranging from 6.75 MB/sec. to 10.8 MB/sec. across the entire disc. Like all TrueX CD-ROM drives, the 72x TrueX reads seven tracks of data in parallel. It also employs Partial Constant Angular Velocity (PCAV) for optimum performance. Unlike a 56x "max" drive that rotates at over 11,000 rpm with excessive noise and vibration, the 72x TrueX drive's design virtually eliminates vibration and noise while rotating at only 5,100 to 2,700 rpm, according to the company.

A.J. Hart, senior vice president at Kenwood Technologies, said, "With the Kenwood 72x TrueX CD-ROM drive, users can be assured that they are getting the highest transfer rate attainable in the market today for their CD-based applications and data, such as 3-D games, data visualization, desktop publishing, software installation, and digital audio extraction."

Wolfgang Schlichting, research manager of International Data Corp., said, "Reading several tracks in parallel is an elegant way to improve the data rate without spinning the disc faster. …

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