Saturn double-speed CD-ROM drive

From Sega Retro

The Saturn features a double speed CD-ROM drive manufactured by JVC-Victor (Some models may have been manufactured by Hitachi or Sanyo). The drive has an transfer rate of 320K/s, and a 64K data cache. Drive related functions are controlled via a single Hitachi SH1 32-bit RISC processor operating at 20Mhz.

  • Audio CD compatible
  • CD+G compatible
  • CD+EG compatible
  • CD single (8cm CD) compatible
  • Video CD (required optional MPEG add-on) , Photo CD, Electronic Books, digital karaoke (optional)
  • 512KB memory cartridges for game save (optional)