Toshiba XM-1000A
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The XM-1000A is a CD-ROM drive with interface for the MSX system. It was first shown to the public at the Japan Electronics Show '85 (Oct 17-22).

It has remained at the prototype level, but it is a proof that like Philips and Sony, Toshiba was a pioneer in introducing the CD-ROM to computers.

A complete system was planned by Toshiba, but was never released. It included the CD-ROM drive, the MSX2 HX-34 computer, a monitor, a stereo amplifier and speakers. A demonstration CD-ROM was used to show the capabilities of the system.

On the technical side, details are missing about the interface between the HX-34 computer and the CD-ROM drive.


Toshiba XM-1000A full system and demo CD-ROM
Toshiba XM-1000A with HX-34 computer