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Tuesday, February 19, 2002
TEAC 532E CD-ROM

1. Installation

Teac 532E-A IDE CD Rom - Page 1

This is one of the best seller CD ROM from Teac. Even it is around some time many people prefer it over the latest 48x and 52x CD Roms. Is it worth buying it ? Find out by reading the review..

 

 

CD Rom Specifications :

Interface

E-IDE/ATAPI

Transfer Rate

32X MTRP ~ 4800 KB/sec

Functions

Multi Read, Horizontal & Vertical Mount, CAV/CLV, Analog output, Plug-n-Play

Ultra DMA 33

No

Data Buffer

256KB

Supported CD Formats

CD-DA, CD-ROM(MODE-1,MODE-2)
CD-ROM XA MODE-2(FORM-1,FORM-2), Multi-Session Photo CD, CD-I, Video-CD, Enhanced CD & CD PLUS Compatible

Front of Teac 532E-APackage:
The OEM version included CD Rom, manual, drivers for Win 3.1 & DOS, cable for connect CD Rom to soundcard.

Installation:
Installation was easy. I enabled Master jumper on the rear panel (i putted it Master on Second IDE channel). After boot CD Rom intentified as CD-532E-A from BIOS into Dos & as Teac 532E-A in Windows.

DMA checked off auto from Windows since it isn't Ultra DMA compartible. I unchecked Auto Insert notification and reboot. Since the CD Rom had 1.0A firmware I updated it with latest version 3.0A. All was set and time to start tests..

Test Machine:
ABIT BH6
Celeron 300A over clocked to 464 MHz
128 MB SDRAM PC 100
Quantum Fireball EX 6.4 GB UDMA
CL RivaTNT
CL AWE32
MS Windows 98 SE
Teac 532E-A Firmware : v3.0a




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