"The PC industry has only recently succeeded in migrating CD-ROMs to the industry standard ATA bus in order to improve compatibility and flexibility," said John Hagerman, vice president of strategic planning and marketing for Maxtor.
"For the benefit of the PC user community, we are encouraging CD-ROM manufacturers to stay with industry standard buses like ATA and 1394.""We believe all market participants will benefit from continued adherence to open standards," added Aydin Koc, vice president and general manager of the Optical Storage Group for Oak Technology
Low-Cost Software Solutions Available NowCD-ROM acceleration software is available now from a variety of developers.PC Magazine
, in its April 8 issue, reviewed three software packages that showed a dramatic improvement in CD-ROM performance (a 29 to 68 percent reduction in completion time).