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Note: Eastman Kodak Company does not produce or market CD ROM drives. Kodak does not recommend or endorse any product listed or described in this guide. The guide is offered as a courtesy to our customers and is for informational purposes only. Kodak intends to update these guidelines on a monthly basis through early 1993. Please call 1-800-242-2424, ext. 53 to provide feedback or to receive an updated version of the guide.

*Contact the drive manufacturers for more complete information on CD ROM drive compatibility.

(C) Eastman Kodak Company,1992CD ROM Drive Guide (12/92)

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Photo CD System CD ROM Drive Compatibility Guidelines

The introduction of the KODAK Photo CD syem has been enthusiastically greeted by computer users who are eager to use high-quality photographic images on the desktop. However, the Photo CD system represents the first widely adopted use of multisession CD ROM technology. And because it is so new, there has been some confusion about the CD ROM drives, related components, and software required to incorporate Photo CD technology into the desktop environment. This guide is intended to help clear up some of the confusion.

Eastman Kodak Company has tested all of the drives, related components, and device driver software listed in this guide (see Tables A.1, A.2, B.1, and B.2) for compatibility with the Photo CD format. Each one of the drives herein has at least limited compatibility with the Photo CD format when they are used with the appropriate components and software (listed in the two columns adjacent to the drive column) and when they are part of one of the configurations described below. There is, however, no guarantee that the drives listed will work properly with the customer's computer configuration. The correct operation of the CD ROM drives and controllers with the customer's computer will depend on the correct version of device driver software and compatible computer peripheral hardware. Substituting different drives, components, and software may cause incompatibility. Customers should contact the CD ROM XA drive vendor with technical assistance questions.*

The following system configurations were used to test the drives:

1.*Compaq 486/33M (EISA bus) PC
*16 MB RAM
*340 MB hard disk drive
*MS DOS 5.0, WINDOWS 3.0 & 3.1
*Monochrome graphics display adaptor
*20" color monitor and 12" monochrome monitor
*SMC Ethernet card
*Compaq VGA display card
*Matrox Impression S/AT high-resolution display adaptor (24-bit)


2.*Dell 486D/50 (EISA bus) PC
*16 MB RAM
*212 MB hard disk drive
*MS DOS 5.0, WINDOWS 3.1
*17" color monitor
*Dell VGA adaptor (on mother board)


3.*IBM PS/2 Model 57
*4 MB RAM
*160 MB hard disk drive
*PC DOS 5.0, WINDOWS 3.1
*14" color monitor
*IBM XGA video adaptor


4.*MACINTOSH Quadra 700
*20 MB RAM
*160 MB hard disk drive
*19" color monitor
*SuperMac 24 PDQ Plus display adaptor (24-bit)

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Reading Photo CD Images

In order to access Photo CD images on a computer, users need the following compatible components:

*a CD ROM XA-compatible (extended architecture)
Mode 2 Form 1 drive
*a CD ROM XA-compatible controller
(also known as a host adaptor or controller board)
*a cable to connect the drive to the controller
*device driver software
(low-level device driver and foreign file system driver)

Together, these four components form a CD ROM XA-compatible drive subsystem. Each component of the subsystem must be capable of supporting the Photo CD format. It is essential that customers contact the drive manufacturers (see page 7) for specific information on the Photo CD compatibility of their CD ROM XA drive and subsystem components before purchasing those items. Customers can also call the Kodak Information Center (1-800-242-2424, ext. 53) for current drive compatibility information.

In addition to the hardware and driver software listed above, customers also need application software capable of accessing Photo CD images. Kodak offers a family of Photo CD-enabled software packages that can access, store, import, and enhance Photo CD images and high-quality digital images in other popular file formats. Customers can call 1-800-242-2424, ext. 53 for more information on the KODAK Photo CD software offerings.


* Single Session Drives *

There are CD ROM XA-compatible drives available today which can access images written to a compact disc during a single recording session. These drives are known as single session drives. The single session CD ROM XA-compatible drives listed in Tables A.1 and A.2 offer limited capability in reading Photo CD discs. Specifically, the single session CD ROM XA-compatible drives listed in Tables A.1 and A.2 will read Photo CD images recorded onto a Photo CD disc in ONE session. These drives will not recognize data appended (i.e., added) to a disc after the initial recording session, however. A single session drive is suitable for anyone who wants to begin working with Photo CD images immediately and is able to limit data recording to one session per disc.


* Multisession Drives *

The Photo CD system offers the considerable advantage of allowing images to be appended to a disc in multiple recording sessions. Users who want to take advantage of that capability will need multisession drives to read the data appended to discs in subsequent recording sessions. The drives listed in Tables B.1 and B.2 have been determined to be fully capable of playing multisession Photo CD discs. Look for the Photo CD logo (displayed below) on drives that have passed Kodak's testing and are licensed in our Photo CD branding program. Call 1-800-242-2424, ext. 53 to learn more about the branding program for multisession drives.

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Single Session CD ROM Drive Subsystems with limited capability for reading Photo CD discs

For IBM PC/AT Computers, IBM PS/2 Computers, and Compatible Computers:

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CD ROM, Inc. (SCSI bus)
- CRI 1000i (internal and external)- Trantor controller:
T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

- Software version 1.46d
or later
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Chinon (SCSI bus)
- CDX-435- Trantor controller:
T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

- Software version 1.46d
or later
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Texel:
- DM3024 (internal)- Trantor controller:
- DM5024 (external) T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

- Software version 1.46d
or later
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Toshiba:
- TXM3301B (internal) - Trantor controller:
- TXM3301E1 (external) T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

- Software version 1.46d
or later

(Toshiba plans an upgrade to multi session. Call 714-583-3129 for more information.)
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(choose either 1 or 2)
NEC (SCSI bus)
- CDR-73 (external) 1. - NEC controller
- CDR-83 (internal) - CD-XT002 (XT/AT only)
- CDR-36M (portable, external)
- CDR-37 (portable, external) or
- CDR-74 (external)
- CDR-84 (internal)2. - Trantor controller
T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

-Software version 1.46d
or later

IMPORTANT NOTE:
NEC's CDR-74 drives with serial #s B2X04192 and higher and CDR-84 drives with serial #s 12Y00001 and higher work correctly with single session Photo CD discs. NEC offers a no-cost repair for drives that do not read Photo CD discs. Call the NEC support line for assistance.
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Philips/Magnavox
(proprietary bus, XT/AT only)
- CDD 461 (kit)-Controller card included with CDD461 drive

-Software included with CDD461 drive; must be
version 1.03 or later
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Sony
(proprietary bus, XT/AT only)
- CDU-535 (internal) -CDB-X10 (XA Controller)
- CDU-6205 (external)-RKB-101 (cable)
-OPA 1011/3 (CD caddy)-Low-level device driver included with CDB-X10 controller
- MSCDEX (software version 2.20 or later)
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Sony (proprietary bus, XT/AT only)
- CDU-7205 (CD ROM library)- CDB-X10 (XA controller)- Device driver software is included with controller and drive
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Sony (SCSI bus)(choose 1 of the following)

- CDU-541 (internal) 1. -CDSEXT (includes SCSI - CDU-6211 (external, private label) host adaptor card, caddy - CDU-7211 (external, Sony label) cable, driver software, XT/AT only)
- Software driver included with CDSEXT; must be v2.21a or later

or

2. - Sony OPA 1011/3 caddy
- Future Domain SCSI controller (one of the
following)

XT/AT:
TMC-845, TMC-850M, TMC-860M, TMC-885M, TMC-1650, TMC-1660, TMC-1670M, TMC-1680;

EISA:
TMC-1760, TMC-1790

PS/2:
MCS-350, MCS-600,
MCS-700

Future Domain CD ROM device driver software, v2.21a or later; (may be included with controller)


or

3. Trantor controller:
T128 (XT/AT only),
T130 (XT/AT/EISA)

Software driver included with Trantor controller; must be v1.46d or later

or

4. Adaptec controller
AHA-1542BK

(for driver choose A or B)

A)- ASPI manager software (included with Adaptec
"kits" such as the 1542BK)

or

B) Corel SCSI software,
v1.01F or later

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Single Session CD ROM Drive Subsystems with limited capability for reading Photo CD discs

For Macintosh Computers

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Apple (SCSI bus):
- Apple CD SC Plus (external)- Apple system cable
- CDROM 150- Apple SCSI Terminator (Note: A special terminator is required for Macintosh IIfx)

Software is included with CD ROM drive
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NEC (SCSI bus)
- CDR-73 (external) - Apple system cable
- CDR-83 (internal) - Apple SCSI Terminator
- CDR-36M (portable, external) (Note: A special terminator
- CDR-37 (portable, external) is required for Macintosh
- CDR-74 (external) IIfx)
- CDR-84 (internal)
(choose either 1 or 2)
(Important: see Note i)
1. Trantor CD ROM drivers for Macintosh,
version 1.36 or later (Important: see Note ii)

or

2. NEC CD ROM drivers for Macintosh,
version 2.25 or later

Notes:
i.NEC's CDR-74 drives with serial #s B2X04192 and higher and
CDR-84 drives with serial #s 12Y00001 and higher work correctly with single session Photo CD discs. NEC offers a no-cost repair for drives that do not read Photo CD discs. Call the NEC support line for assistance.

ii.Trantor distributes the Apple Foreign File Access v1.1 and ISO 9660 File Access v2.0.1 with v1.36 of their own software. The Photo CD-enabled Apple CD ROM device drivers available with software. The user should obtain Foreign File Access v1.1.1 and ISO 9660 File Access v2.0.2 from Apple.
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Sony (SCSI bus)
- CDU-541 (internal)- Apple system cable
- CDU-6211 (external, private label)- Apple SCSI Terminator
- CDU-7211 (external, Sony label) (Note: A special terminator is required for Macintosh IIfx)

Trantor CD ROM drivers for Macintosh,
version 1.33 or later
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Multisession CD ROM Drive Subsystems with full capability for reading photo cd discs

For IBM PC/AT Computers, IBM PS/2 Computers, and Compatible Computers:

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Mitsumi (proprietary bus, XT/AT only):
- CRMC-LU005s (internal)Controller and software are included with drive
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GenStar (proprietary bus, XT/AT only):
- 5000i (internal)Controller and software are included with drive
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Sony (proprietary bus, XT/AT only):
- CDU-31A (internal)Controller and software are
- CDU-7305 (external)included with drive
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Toshiba (SCSI bus kit, XT/AT only)
- TXM3301BSP40Z0 (internal with PC kit)Controller and
- TXM3301E1P10Z0 (external with PC kit)software are
included with drive

Toshiba (SCSI bus kit, PS/2 only)
- TXM3301BSP60Z0 (internal with PS/2 kit)
- TXM3301E1P50Z0 (external with PS/2 kit)
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Multisession CD ROM Drive Subsystems with full capability for reading Photo CD discs

For MACINTOSH Computers:

Apple (SCSI bus)
- CD ROM 300 (internal , external)- Apple System Cable
- Apple SCSI Terminator (Note: A special terminator is required for Macintosh IIfx)
- Driver software included with the drive
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Following is a list of potential vendors for the components listed in the preceding tables. It is not a comprehensive list of sources of devices. Many components, such as IBM-compatible computers and Apple computer components, can be purchased at your local computer dealer. For information on availability, compatibility, pricing, or product specifications, please contact the individual vendors.

* CD ROM drives: *

CD ROM, Inc. (800) 821-5245 (sales)
(303) 231-9373 (tech support)

Chinon(310) 533-0274

Genesis Integrated Systems, Inc.(612) 544-4445

Mitsumi(408) 970-0700

NEC(800) 388-8888

Philips Consumer Electronics(800) 722-6224

Sony Corporation of America(408) 434-6644

Texel(800) 886-3935

Toshiba(714) 455-0407
(714) 583-3129 (upgrade info)
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*SCSI controllers and device drivers*

Future Domain Corp. (714) 253-0400, ext. 0491 (Rene Macare)

Trantor Systems Ltd. (510) 770-1400

Adaptec (408) 945-8600
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Note: Eastman Kodak Company does not produce or market CD ROM drives. Kodak does not recommend or endorse any product listed or described in this guide. The guide is offered as a courtesy to our customers and is for informational purposes only. Kodak intends to update these guidelines on a monthly basis through early 1993. Please call 1-800-242-2424, ext. 53 to provide feedback or to receive an updated version of the guide.

*Contact the drive manufacturers for more complete information on CD ROM drive compatibility.

(C) Eastman Kodak Company,1992CD ROM Drive Guide (12/92)


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