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Monday, February 18, 2002
Philips 48x CD-ROM

1. Introduction

Philips (Aopen) 48x IDE CD Rom - Page 1

This is the latest CD ROM from  Philips. Can it real reach speeds of 48x ? Or not? Does it make fast and accurate DAE ? Find out by reading the review..

CD Rom Specifications:



Transfer Rate

48X MTRP(TM) ~ 7200 KB/sec


Multi Read,  Horizontal & Vertical Mount, CAV/CLV, Analog & digital output, Plug-n-Play

Ultra DMA 33


Data Buffer

512KB (?)

Supported CD Formats

CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA (Mode 1, Mode2),  CD-I/MPEG, PhotoCD, Karaoke CD, CD-Extra(CD+), I-trax CD, CDR, CDRW

Package: The retail version included CD Rom, manual, drivers for Win 3.1 & Dos, cable for connect CD Rom to soundcard.

Philips (Aopen) front

Installation: Installation was easy. I enabled Ultra DMA and Master jumpers on the rear panel. After boot CD Rom intentified as PCA483CD from BIOS (both Dos & Windows). DMA checked on (AUTO since it is Ultra DMA compartible), unchecked Auto Insert notification and reboot. All was set and time to start tests..

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