Recordable DVD/CD Mobile Computer Drive. DVD +/-R, DVD +/-RW, CD-R/CD-RW Combination Drive, 8X Double Layer, with SATA Connector
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.
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, etc.). Based on the DVD +- R/RW format, combination drives support the most widely compatible DVD standards, 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).Slot loading or Tray Loading:
There are two different ways to load CD/DVD disc into the optical drive: tray loading and slot loading. When you place order, you have the option to select traditional type drive with tray loading drive or new type drive with slot loading: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 Speed: up to 33.3 MB/s (UDMA Mode 2)
DVD+R Double Layer: 6x
DVD-R Dual Layer: 6x
Interface: EIDE / ATAPI
Dimensions 128mm x 12.7mm x 128mm
Buffer Memory: 2MB
Drive Mounting: horizontal/vertical
Horizontal or Vertical Mount
External Dimensions (W x H x D):
128mm x 12.7mm x 128mm
Warranty: 1 Year limited warranty
SATA Interface Connector
This 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 an "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).
Tray Loading Drive Front Bezel
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.
How to change optical drive front bezel:
If your original drive front bezel shape is different, you may try to remove the drive front bezel from original drive and re-use it on this new drive. To change a tray loading drive front bezel, you need to:
Open the DVD drives The drive can be opened using a straightened paper clip pushed into the emergency eject hole.
The clips highlighted in the next photo need to be gently pressed open to remove the face plate.
Now the faceplate needs refitting to the replacement DVD drive and the DVD drive needs to be inserted back in the laptop and the screws put back in the original positions.
This optical drive has a SATA Interface Connector like this:
If your drive rear connector looks like this:
Then you need to click here for a different type IDE drive.
Some laptops may use some adapters to change the position and shape of the rear connectors. 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 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.
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/Vista/Window 7. After installing your drive and re-booting, your system should recognize your drive. Win '98/2000/XP/NT/Vista Operating Systems support all SATA drives naively.
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.