Amazon.com Digital Research Technology's Internal IDE 56x CD-ROM drive allows your IBM-compatible computer to play the latest CD-ROM applications at 56x speed. Allowing transfer speeds up to 6 MB per second, this CD-ROM drive works well for smooth video playback and data retrieval. Its 128 KB cache buffer delivers fast performance.The Digital Research Internal IDE 56x CD-ROM drive supports high-speed data extraction necessary to copy audio CD data to your hard drive or CD recorder. The drive is also compliant with the MPC-3 standard necessary to run today's high-performance multimedia and graphics-intensive game software.The standard ATAPI IDE interface connects to the same port as your hard drive for simple Plug and Play installation, and the drive fits standard 5.25-inch drive bays. Front-panel audio controls allow you to play your audio CDs without waiting for software to load.