The 1987 CD-ROM Experience: Hitachi CDR-1503S

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Shared July 17, 2020

What was the PC CD-ROM experience like in 1987? Let's find out with the Hitachi CDR-1503S / Amdek Laserdrive-1, both launching in '87 at just under $900. And for that you got a whopping 153 KB/s sequential transfer rate from 550MB discs spinning at a leisurely 200-535 RPM! Ahh, single speed read-only goodness.

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● Grab an archive of the Hitachi interface drivers here:

● Music courtesy of:

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