"...Winstation Systems Corporation today announced new versions of the very successful MediaPak, first announced by Mitsubishi and Winstation in October 1998.
The MediaPak, which combines both a customer selected slimline removable magnetic media device, and a CD-ROM or CD-RW, in a single drive unit. At 5.75 inches in width, MediaPak meets the needs of customers with physical space constraints by providing two and as much as three drive choices in one drive bay. MediaPak, which fits in a single drive bay of a 1U server or higher and desktop computers, takes advantage of the compact height of the slimline technology. The 12.7-mm slimline form factor, which is usually found in notebook computers, enables MediaPak to also utilize optical media devices in the same package with low power consumption, and multimedia PC benefits.
MediaPak Drives fit into a standard 5.25-inch bay, using slimline technology to combine as many as three devices. Types of drives include LS-120, Zip 100 and 250, 1.44 FDD, CD-ROM, CD-RW and DVD technology. Available interfaces are IDE, FDD and SCSI using a single connector for all data cables and a single connection for all power requirements. For SCSI connectivity, an additional pcb is included and can be mounted internally with little effort. The newest version, SCSI CD-RW and DVD-ROM are available in external or internal configurations. The MediaPak is priced from $159 USD and up to $539 USD in OEM quantity and depending on type of configuration.