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Procom CD-ROM Array Will Install on Ethernets

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Procom CD-ROM Array Will Install on Ethernets

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Procom Technology, Inc. has introduced a new 9-gigabyte CD-ROM array that installs easily on an Ethernet running NetWare through the use of a built-in "Smart Ethernet CD-Pro" board. Available immediately through resellers, the CD Tower-14 Ethernet subsystem comes in a 14-drive enclosure for a list price of $7,725 when fully loaded with 14 quad-speed CD-ROM drives.

Due to its board-based plug-and-play capability, network administrators can attach the array to their Ethernet without shutting down the network, making CDROM-based data quickly accessible to their staff.

Procom will configure the array with four, seven, 10, or 14 quad- or six-speed CD-ROM drives, according to the customer's request. The drives deliver an average seek time of up to 100 milliseconds and a sustained data transfer rate of up to 1 GB/sec. A front door secures the drives and protects them from dust.

The CD Tower-14 Ethernet is bundled with Disc View Pro, a DOS and Windows-based utility software that manages CD-ROMs for an unlimited number of users. …

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