Slim CD/DVD drive support announcedBy Chris Williams. Published: 11th May 2005, 19:08:04 | Permalink | Printable
Just what we've always wantedStuart Tyrrell Developments have produced drivers for a USB based slim CD/DVD combo-drive. Measuring 138mm x 135mm x 21mm, the drive is, according to STD, "ideal for those people using machines with limited expansion capabilities to add optical disc support without consuming a drive bay".
The device's drivers are compatible with the Simtec USB stack, which includes the Unipod, and will be made available at this month's Wakefield 2005 show. In an accompanying announcement, the company said that the drivers were a "retail release", possibly hinting that the software has otherwise been developed for its embedded OEM customers.
STD were unavailable to immediately provide useful specifications of the drive, such as its speed and transfer rates.
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