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    icon15.gif Neo Geo CDZ - dual speed or not?

    Ok, can someone catagorically confirm whether the CDZ is factory fitted with a dual speed CD-ROM drive or not?

    For years I believed the CDZ was faster because SNK improved the hardware over the earlier models (RAM cache) but still didn't fit a proper dual speed CD-ROM due to cost factors.

    Some contemporary magazine reports seem to confirm that SNK never fitted the dual speed CD-ROM, and I'm sure there was a discussion on here, years ago, that confirmed that the CDZ's better "loading times" were due to improvement in processing, not the CD-ROM.
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    Single speed with extra cache.

    It's easier to market "2 times the speed" than "single speed with extra cache" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CORY View Post
    Single speed with extra cache.

    It's easier to market "2 times the speed" than "single speed with extra cache" though.
    Thank you!

    Indeedy, I can see why people jumped to the conclusion that it was a dual speed drive, and it was one of the things the format was crying out for, especially when PlayStation and Saturn were using dual speed CD-ROM.

    The thing that got me questioning myself, was the new Visual History book - in the very brief section that covers the Neo-Geo CD it says the CDZ was introduced with a dual speed CD-ROM... and I was like "noooooooo"
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    For the record Japanese SNK documents state that the drive is a "Double Speed CD-ROM". I am also confident in saying that the CDZ drive spins faster than a regular top loader. I'll put something together this week, lets see if we can put this debate to rest once and for all.

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