Recordable DVD/CD Mobile Computer Drive. DVD +/-R, DVD +/-RW, CD-R/CD-RW Combination Drive, 8X Double Layer.
If your laptop/notebook has an internal CD drive you can replace it with this DVD +/-RW & CD-RW combo drive. This way you can read CD & DVD disks, play DVD titles, write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD +/-R, DVD +/- RW disks, and back up your important files/data to DVD or CD disks.
With this slim combination drive, mobile PC users can now create DVD videos and CD audio files all with the same drive. This allows users to burn and edit both work-related and personal digital productions on the fly and on the go.
Slot loading or Tray Loading:
There are two different ways to load CD/DVD discs into the optical drive: tray loading and slot loading. This drive is a slot loading drive.
The following pictures show the difference between those two type drives:
This 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 record ability for applications such as audio/video editing and personal digital compilations.Features:
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: 128mm x 12.7mm x 127mm
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
Horizontal or Vertical Mount
External Dimensions (W x H x D):
128mm x 12.7mm x 127mm
Warranty: 1 Year limited warranty
Operation Temperature: 41F - 122F (5 C to 50 C)
Storage Temperature: 14F - 140F ( -10C to 60C)
Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 8% to 80%
IDE Interface Connector, 50 Pin I/F ATAPI Standard
Burst Transfer Rate: PIO Mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
DVD:Random Access Writing (DVD+/-RW), Sequential Writing 9DVD +/-R & DVD +/-RW)
CD: DAO (disc at once), SAO (session at once), TAO (track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Compatibility: MPC Level 3, MultiRead, PC2001
Special Features: Vertical Operation Possible, Anti-Dust Seal, Anti "Buffer Under Run Error" system.
This combo drive will fit most of the laptop/notebook computers. We are sorry that we don't have a detail compatibility list for this drive. You can check our Laptop/Notebook Upgrade Guide. If this drive is directly (which means you can see "Add to Cart" button) listed under your notebook model page, it means it should fit your notebook computer. But the front bezel color and shape may not match your original drive front bezel color and shape, so it may not look perfect.
If you don't see this drive directly listed under your notebook model, you can compare your current CD drive with this one. If your CD drive is seated inside a caddy, you need take it out from the caddy to do comparison:
Compare the CD Drive front bezel. This drive front bezel is a straight rectangle shape. The dimension is: 0.5" (12.7mm) x 5.04" (128mm).
Slot Loading Drive Front Bezel
If your current CD drive front bezel is the same rectangle shape and dimension, then you can replace it with this DVD +/-RW drive.
Note: This CD Drive has a 50-pin ATAPI IDE Interface Connector as the picture shows:
If your original CD drive rear connector looks different from this drive, it may have a special rear adapter added to the drive rear connector. Some laptops use the rear adapter to change the position and shape of the rear connector. In this case, you need to remove that rear adapter from original drive and re-use the rear adapter with the new drive.)
Tech Note:This drive is a bare drive only. Some laptops may use some mounting frames or a caddy around the bare CD drive for easy swap. You need to re-use the mounting frames or caddy in order to use this new drive. Some laptops may also use a rear connector adapter to change the position and shape of the rear connector. If your original CD drive rear connector looks different from this drive, it most likely has a special rear connector adapter added to the drive. In this case, you just need to remove the rear connector adapter from original drive and re-use it on the new drive.
Special Return Policy & Procedure: We have done our best to check the compatibility of the drive, but due to fast change of the computer industry, we were unable to test it with every notebook. So there is a possibility that the drive may not be compatible with your laptop even if itís listed under your laptop model. In case this drive is not compatible with your laptop, you can return it for a refund within 30 days. We will waive the restocking fee charge, but shipping charge is not refundable, customers are responsible for the cost of shipping the drive back to us, and it needs to be at new condition.
Our return procedure is easy and simple. Just click on
Return Request on the bottom of each web page, and submit Return Request. We will issue you a Return Authorization number by e-mail.
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 the drive. Win '98/2000/XP/NT Operating Systems support all ATAPI drives natively.
Note: If you are unable to or just don't want to install this combo drive into your notebook computer, you can use our
USB2.0 External Slim DVD +/-RW & CD-RW Combo Drive if your laptop has a USB2.0 port. If your laptop has only USB1.1 port, you can add USB2.0 Ports to your laptop through PCMCIA slots with our
USB2.0 PCMCIA Card.
Package: Internal Slim DVD +/-RW & CD-RW combo drive only.
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