Internal Slim DVD RW & CD-RW for IBM Notebooks -8X Double Layer -TP001
Recordable DVD/CD Mobile Computer Drive. DVD +/-R, DVD +/-RW, CD-R/CD-RW Combination Drive, 8X Double Layer.Options:
You can order "Bare Drive Only" or "Drive with Frame Kit". To install the bare drive into your laptop, you need to re-use your current CD drive frame kit(2 side rails and one rear adapter). If you do not have the required frame kit, you can select the "Drive with Frame Kit" in the options window. Click here to see "IBM Notebook Optical Drive Frame Kit -TP001".
This drive works forIBM Thinkpad A, G, R, T & X Series:
ThinkPad A Series: A20E, A20M, A20P, A21M, A21E, A21P, A22M, A22E, A22P, A30, A30M, A30P, A31M, A31P
(2628, 2629, 2633, 2655, 2663, 2664, 2652, 2653, 2654)
ThinkPad G40 Series
ThinkPad R Series R30, R31, R32, R40, R40e
(2656, 2657, 2658, 2659, 2676, 2677, 2681, 2682, 2683)
ThinkPad T Series: T20, T21, T22, T23, T30
(2366, 2367, 2647, 2648)
ThinkPad X Series: X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30
(2660, 2661, 2662, 2672, 2673)
ThinkPad Dock (2631).
Note: This drive is not compatibel with ThinkPad G40, G41, R50, R50P, R51, R51E , R60 , R60E , Z60M , Z61E , Z61M , Z61P.
If your laptop/notebook has an internal CD drive you can replace it with this DVD +/-RW & CD-RW combo drive , so you can not only read CD, but you can read DVD disk, play DVD titles, write to DVD disk and back up your files to DVD or CD disk.
With this slim combination drive, mobile PC users can now create DVD videos and CD audio files all with the same drive, allowing users to burn and edit both work-related and personal digital productions ? on the fly and on the go.
The lightweight combination drive brings DVD recording to the mobile world and gives users a stepping stone to move from CD to DVD technology for creating and storing family photos, files, videos and other memories they don?t want to lose. Based on the DVD +- R/RW format, combination drives support the most widely compatible DVD standard, giving consumers the highest level of compatibility with legacy DVD devices. This slim-drive supports writing DVD +-R/RW.
This powerful storage device is a functional technology that enables PC manufacturers to deliver unprecedented DVD and CD computing capabilities in their mobile devices. Until now, only desktop computers have had the luxury of DVD recordability for applications such as audio/video editing and personal digital compilations.
Supports for DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, disc read & write
DVD+R Double Layer 2.4X
Defect management for reliable data writing
Buffer Under Run Free Technology
Data Transfer Rate Read CD: 3.6 MB/sec (24x)
Data Transfer Rate Read DVD: 10.8 MB/sec (8x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on CD Record: 3.6 MB/sec (24x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on CD Rewritable: 3.6 MB/sec (24x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on DVD-R: 10.8 MB/sec (8x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on DVD+R: 10.8 MB/sec (8x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on DVD-RW: 5.4 MB/sec (4x)
Data Transfer Rate Write on DVD+RW: 5.4 MB/sec (4x)
Double Layer: 2.4x write, 8x read
Data Transfer Rate Write on DVD-RAM: 5x write
Burst Transfer Rate PIO Mode 4: (16.6 MB/sec)
Burst Transfer Rate DMA Mode 2: (16.6 MB/sec)
Burst Transfer Rate Ultra DMA Mode 2: (33.3 MB/sec)
Recording Capacity CD-RW Disc: 700/650MB (Type 80/74)
Recording Capacity CD-R Disc: 800/700/650MB (Type 90/80/74)
Average Seek Time DVD-ROM: 110ms
Average Seek Time CD-ROM: 110ms
Drive Type: Internal
Interface: EIDE / ATAPI
Dimensions (WxHxDmm): 128 x 12.7 x 127
Buffer Memory: 2MB
Drive Mounting: horizontal/vertical
Supported Disc: DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-VIDEO, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT
Special Features: Vertical Operation Possible, Anti-Dust Seal, Anti "Buffer Under Run Error" system
You can check our Laptop/Notebook Upgrade Guide. If this drive is direclty (which means you can see "Order" button ) listed under your notebook model page, it means it should fit your notebook computer.
This drive has no jumpers that need to be set
For clearance around the front bezel, it is recommended that a clearance of more than 0.8mm should be left in all directions.
This drive does not require any unique device drivers for Windows '98/2000/XP/NT. After installing your drive and re-booting, your system should recognize your drive. Win '98/2000/XP/NT Operating Systems support all ATAPI drives natively.
Tech Note:This is bare drive only. Its rear connector may look different from your current drive since some IBM laptops have added frame kit (two side rails and one rear connector adapter)to the bare drive. To install this drive into your laptop, you need to remove the rear adapter and side rails from original drive and re-use them on the new drive. If you don't have the original drive and frame kit, you can order one frame kit from us. It is listed below on this page.
Brand New Drive! One Year Warranty!
Overall Rating for Internal Slim DVD RW & CD-RW for IBM Notebooks -8X Double Layer -TP001
How to replace the optical drive:
When you release the switch in step  the lever
pops out. Pull the lever a little in step  to release
the device from the bay.
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