AppleCD 300


At A Glance

AppleCD 300

The AppleCD 300 drive was designed for use with the Apple Macintosh with speeds twice an ordinary CD-ROM drive to give much faster access to CD-ROM discs. It was compatible with the industry-standard ISO 9660/High Sierra file formats, as well as with Macintosh HFS. It was CD-ROM XA-ready and also supported other CD-ROM formats, such as CD+G and CD+MIDI. Full details of the AppleCD 300 are at the Apple Support site here.

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Original Specifications



The new high-performance AppleCD 300 drive is the perfect tool for accessing the world of CD-ROM and multimedia. Designed for use with the Apple Macintosh personal computer, the AppleCD 300 spins at twice the speed of ordinary CD-ROM drives to give you much faster access to the tremendous amount of information stored on CD-ROM discs. So it’s easier than ever to work efficiently with the wealth of commercially available reference libraries, software, databases, clipart/graphics collections, educational programs, and games. In addition,the faster spin speed of the AppleCD 300 means smoother playback of your QuickTime movies, video, and animation.

But the AppleCD 300 is not just a faster drive, it’s also a far more versatile one. With the support of QuickTime, for instance, it can read the new multisession Kodak Photo CD discs. Take your original film, negatives, or slides to designated Kodak centers for conversion into high-quality images onto a Kodak Photo CD disc. Then — because the AppleCD 300 can conveniently access Kodak Photo CD images — you can cut and paste them into your favorite word-processing, presentation, and graphics applications.

To give you access to the diverse library of CD-ROM titles, the AppleCD 300 is compatible with the industry-standard ISO 9660/High Sierra file formats,as well as with Macintosh HFS. It is CD-ROM XA-ready and also supports other CD-ROM formats, such as CD+G and CD+MIDI. It not only plays standard audio CDs, but can also transfer CD digital audio data via the SCSI bus to your Macintosh for further editing.

  • Operates at twice the speed of ordinary CD-ROM drives
  • Double-speed (300KB/sec) data transfer rate
  • Average access time of 295 ms (in double-speed mode)
  • 256KB buffer for faster data transfer
  • Fully compatible with Macintosh operating system software, including System 7 and QuickTime
  • Compatible with ISO 9660/High Sierra and Macintosh HFS formats Supports multiple CD-ROM formats, including CD-ROM XA, multisession Photo CD, CD+G, CD+MIDI
  • Plays standard audio CDs CD digital audio data via SCSI



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