Because of the presence of the operating software (operating system and applications) on the disc, CD-I is not a peripheral like CD-ROM, but rather a self-contained system like CD-DA
Philips and Sony, the two main developers of CD-I, plan a system that will be both compatible with CD-DA
and CD-ROM and able to connect to existing televisions and home stereo equipment.
Key features include pre-mastering in ISO 9660 format for mainstream CD-R publishing, the recording of CD-DA
Red Book audio discs for music buffs, support for UDF formatting, and error check and defragmentation utilities.
DRM-ULV16 - LVD SCSI Interface Unit Increased Cable Length 12 meters instead of six meters for SCSI2 Increased Expandability Up to 15 LVD devices to a single bus Bus Speed Up to 40MB/second Transfer Rate LVD Max 160 MB/sec DVD-R7783 - 8X DVD-R/RW Drive Writing Format DVD-R, DVD-RW Read Format DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD-Video, CD-DA
, CD-R/ROM, Video-CD Data Transfer Rate 8X Write DVD-R; 4X Write DVD-RW; 8X Read DVD- R/RW; 12X Read DVD-ROM Interface Wide Ultra2 SCSI (40 MB/sec Actual Rate)
ONYX supports all major CD formats, including CD-DA
(DAO, TAO), CD-EXTRA, Mixed Mode, Multi-session, CD-ROM, HFS, Hybrid, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-i, PSX, Sega CD, and Rock Ridge (UNIX).
Ultra DMA66 -- Random access time: 140 ms (CD-ROM), 135 ms (DVD-ROM) -- Buffer memory: 2 MB -- Buffer under-run error protection technology: Sony Power-Burn conformed -- Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) -- Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA
, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others