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Acer CD 612A
Price: $199 (tray)
Specifications: Internal; EIDE/ATAPI; 1200KBps to 2260KBps transfer rate; 125ms access time; 128KB buffer; includes 12 educational and entertainment titles
Support: One-year warranty, 24-hour toll-free support
Acer America Corp.
800-SEE-ACER,408-432-6200
Circle #700 or visit Winfo Online

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Mitsumi FX120 Series 12X CD-ROM Drive
Price: $189(tray)
Specifications: Internal; EIDE/ATAPI; 1800KBps transfer rate; 120ms access time; 256KB buffer
Support: One-year warranty
Mitsumi Electronics Corp.
214-550-7300, fax 214-550-7424
Circle #701 or visit Winfo Online

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Plextor 12Plex
Price: Caddy, $399; tray, $349
Specifications: Internal; SCSI; 1800KBps transfer rate; 105ms access time; 512KB buffer; tray or caddy models available
Support: Two-year warranty, toll-free technical support
Plextor
800-4-Plextor, 408-980-1838
Circle #702 or visit Winfo Online

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TEAC CD-512E
Price: $149 (tray)
Specifications: Internal; EIDE/ATAPI; 1800KBps transfer rate; 160ms access time; 128KB buffer
Support: One-year warranty, 24-hour BBS
TEAC America
213-726-0303, fax 213-727-7652
Circle #703 or visit Winfo Online

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Toshiba XM-5701B
Price: $195 (tray)
Specifications: Internal; SCSI-2; 1800KBps transfer rate; 125ms access time; 256KB buffer
Support: One-year warranty, toll-number technical support, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST
Toshiba America Information Systems
714-457-0777, fax 714-587-6847
Circle #704 or visit Winfo Online

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U.S. Robotics Courier I-Modem with CD/V.34
Price: $399
Specifications: External CD terminal adapter with integrated V.34 fax modem. Features Multilink PPP, multiple compression types and dynamic bandwidth allocation.
Support: Area-specific information on CD availability, installation charges/services, tariffing and support for CD products. 888-USR-CD
U.S. Robotics/Network Systems Division
800-USR-CORP, 847-676-7010


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