Early Re-Writable CD-ROM…Price? $5000

This is a clip from a 1988 episode of the groundbreaking computer tech show, The Computer Chronicles, that is introducing a brand new re-writable CD-ROM drive. 650 megs on a disc was absolutely mind blowing in 1988.

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One thought on “Early Re-Writable CD-ROM…Price? $5000

  1. I remember buying my first CD-RW drive back in early-ish 90s, it was a 2x burn speed for $350…and that was a wholesale price because I worked for a computer store. Retail was like $500. I was the only kid in high school that could make custom CDs and copies…and it was awesome.

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