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CRW-5232A
52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive
User Manual

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  • Page 1 CRW-5232A 52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive User Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Rear Panel ..............16 Installation ................ 17 System Requirements ..........17 Setting the Jumper Terminals ........18 Installing the CRW-5232A Drive ....... 19 Connecting the Drive Cables ........21 CRW-5232A Drive Basics ..........22 Placing a Disc into the Drive ........22 Ejecting a Disc from the Drive ........
  • Page 4: Notices

    This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 5: Asus Contact Information

    Technical Support Support Fax: +1-502-933-8713 General Support: +1-502-995-0883 Notebook Support: +1-877-918-ASUS (2787) Support Email: tsd@asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Website Address www.asuscom.de Online Contact: www.asuscom.de/sales Telephone: +49-2102-95990 General Fax: +49-2102-959911...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety Information Observe the following precautions before installing and using the ASUS CRW-5232A Drive! Installation Notices Do not place this device in an unstable position, or on vibrating surfaces. Do not place this device under direct sunlight, or in humid or damp places.
  • Page 7: Using The Device

    CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package Contents Upon opening your CRW-5232A drive package, check if all the following items are present and in good condition. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. • ASUS CRW-5232A internal IDE drive •...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-5232A Drive! Read the instructions and important information in this manual for proper use and installation of this device. Product Introduction Specifications The CRW-5232A has the following specifications. Speeds 52X, 48X, 32X, 24X, 16X, 12X, 8X, 4X writes...
  • Page 10: Features

    Features The ASUS CRW-5232A is a CD-RW drive with 52X-write, 32X-rewrite, and 52X-read capabilities. The drive complies with the AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) specification and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies in CD recording. The CRW-5232A employs the ASUS FlextraSpeed™ and FlextraLink™...
  • Page 11 FlextraLink™ Technology The ASUS FlextraLink™ technology provides a seamless combination of flexibility and ultra-reliable recording quality. FlextraLink™ incorporates a flexible strategy that prevents buffer underrun problems caused by an empty data buffer. This CD-RW drive technology allows continuous monitoring of the data buffer status during the write process.
  • Page 12 Double Dynamic Suspension System (DDSS II) The DDSS II is an enhanced follow up to the DDSS anti-vibration system developed by ASUS. The DDSS technology is designed to reduce the vibration generated from spindle rotation of over 8900 rpm of CD-RW drives.
  • Page 13 Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) Recording Technology The CRW-5232A drive employs the Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) recording method. With CAV recording, the drive spindle motor rotates the disc at the same speed regardless of the radial position of the pickup head. This means that there is a higher transfer rate when writing data to the outer tracks of the disc than to the inner tracks, as the head traverses a longer linear path on the outer than the inner part of the disc.
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Insert the emergency eject pin or a paper clip into this hole to manually eject the tray and the disc. Refer to page 24 for details. Turn-off your computer before using the Emergency Eject Pinhole. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 15 8. STOP/EJECT button Press this button to eject the disc loading tray. When in PLAY mode, press this button to stop playing the disc. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    This DC connector is for a 4-pin power cable from the system power supply. The jumper pins on the leftmost part of the rear panel are factory test pins. DO NOT cover these pins with jumperblocks. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 17: Installation

    Installation System Requirements Before installing the CRW-5232A drive, make sure that your computer system meets the following requirements. • IBM-compatible Pentium III 700MHz or Celeron 700MHz or AMD Duron 850 MHz or higher PC ® • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/NT/XP operating system •...
  • Page 18: Setting The Jumper Terminals

    Primary Master. Slave Mode Cover the two pins labeled SL (see illustration) to set the CRW-5232A drive as a slave device if your computer supports only two IDE devices. If your computer supports four IDE devices, this mode sets your CRW-5232A drive as either Primary or Secondary Slave.
  • Page 19: Installing The Crw-5232A Drive

    Installing the CRW-5232A Drive Follow these steps to install the drive into the computer chassis. Refer to your computer manual for specific instructions on opening the chassis and installing drives. 1. Remove the cover of an empty 5.25-inch drive bay.
  • Page 20 Depending on the space on your chassis, you may need to connect the drive cables before securing the drive into the chassis. For cable connections, proceed to the following section, “Connecting the Drive Cables.” ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 21: Connecting The Drive Cables

    All the cable plugs are slotted so that they fit in only one orientation. If a plug does not fit in completely, try reversing it. DO NOT use too much force when fitting the cable plugs. Power Cable 4-pin Audio Cable IDE Cable Replace the computer cover according to your computer manual. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 22: Crw-5232A Drive Basics

    1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. 2. When the drive tray ejects out of the drive, place the disc on the tray with the label (printed) side up. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 23: Ejecting A Disc From The Drive

    1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. 2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray. 3. Press the drive STOP/EJECT button or lightly push the center of the drive tray to load the tray back into the drive. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 24: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the disc. Do not force the tray open. Wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to avoid breaking the tray panel. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 25: Using Compact Discs

    Cleaning a Disc Spray the disc with compressed air for about five seconds to get rid of the dust on a disc. Handling a Disc Hold a disc by the edges. Do not touch the disc surface. ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...
  • Page 26: Technical Information

    2-pin (digital) Audio No. of channels 2 (stereo) Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz Quantization 16 bits Distortion 0.2% max. (at 1 kHz) S/N ratio 80 dB Output: Headphone 0.7 V rms (typical) Line Out 0.7 V rms (typical) ASUS CRW-5232A User Manual...