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TEAC Unveils 24X Portable CD-ROM Drive

March 16, 2021 | TEAC has unveiled its 24X PortaCD, a portable CD drive that is slightly larger than a CD jewel case. Designed to compliment laptop and subnotebook computers, the can connect using a PCMCIA Type II connector. It is powered through the PCMCIA connection, eliminating the need for an AC adapter or power cable. The PortaCD features a data transfer rate of 3.6MB/sec with a 130ms random access time. The drive is plug and play compatible, and features front controls and a headphone jack. TEAC's 24X PortaCD (model #CD-224PE) is available at an estimated retail price of $199.00. "TEAC has designed the sleek, lightweight 24X PortaCD to fit the demand of the traveler who can not be weighed down by bulky notebook peripherals and wants the advantages of a high-performance CD-ROM drive with their portable computer," says Les Luzar, division manager of TEAC's Data Storage Products Division.

(TEAC America, Data Storage Division Headquarters, 7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, CA 90640; 323/726-0303; Fax 323/727-7672; http://www.teac.com)

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