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witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Tue Feb 6 16:28:19 CST 2007
On 6/2/07 21:55, "aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk" <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk>
> I remember CD caddies :)
> I recall back at secondary school in my first
> year there (year 7 for UK'ers), in 1990/1, that
> the new computer in the library used CD's
> which were in see through plastic.
> Essentially the "CD" of the time was like
> floppy discs - the writable media (medium?)
> was encased in protective plastic shell.
Sounds like the Philips 1x speed CD that was used by DEC as the RRD40. It
took standard CD-ROMs but they were inserted in a plastic shell because the
drive had no tray or any other means of supporting the CD.
My own RRD40 caddies are 250 miles away but I've got a drive at work :)
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