Asus 40x/12x/48x CD-RW Drive CRW-4012A User Manual

Asus crw-4012a 40x/12x/48x cd-rw drive user's manual


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  • Page 1 CRW-4012A 40x/12x/48x CD-RW Drive User’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Copyrights/Disclaimer

    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

    Contents Copyrights/Disclaimer ... 2 FCC/CDC Statements ... 4 ASUS Contact Information ... 5 Safety Information ... 6 Installation Notices ... 6 Using the Device ... 7 Package Contents ... 8 Welcome! ... 9 Product Introduction ... 9 Specifications ... 9 Features ...
  • Page 4: Fcc/Cdc Statements

    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-4012A User’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Asus Contact Information

    Desktop/Server (Tel): +886-2-2890-7123 (English) Support Fax: +886-2-2890-7698 Support Email: Web Site: Newsgroup: ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address: 6737 Mowry Avenue, Mowry Business Center, Building 2, Newark, CA 94560, USA General Fax: +1-510-608-4555 General Email: Technical Support...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety Information Observe the following precautions before installing and using the ASUS CRW-4012A Drive! Installation Notices Do not place this device in an unstable position, or in one that vibrates. Do not place this device in areas where there is direct sunlight, high humidity, or damp condition.
  • Page 7: Using The Device

    • Do not place discs into the device immediately if they came from a cold environment, specially during cold seasons. Wait until the discs have reached room temperature. ASUS CRW-4012A User’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package Contents Upon opening your ASUS CRW-4012A 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-4012A internal IDE drive •...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-4012A Drive! To ensure proper installation and use of this device, read the instructions and other important information contained in this manual. Product Introduction Specifications The ASUS CRW-4012A has the following specifications. •...
  • Page 10: Features

    Features The ASUS CRW-4012A is a CD-RW drive with 40X-write, 12X-rewrite, and 48X-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 ASUS CRW-4012A strategically identifies the media quality at the beginning of the recording so that it can apply the appropriate writing speeds and ensure effective data storage.
  • Page 11 FlextraLink™ Technology The 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 CD-ROM technology is designed to reduce the vibration generated from spindle rotation of over 8900 rpm of 40X CD-ROM drives.
  • Page 13 Zone CLV Recording Technology The Zone Constant Linear Velocity (CLV) recording method allows you to achieve a higher recording speed by using a different speed for each of the four zones partitioned from the inner to the outer area in a disc. When using the Zone CLV, the recording speed in Zone 1 is 16X, then increases to 20X speed in Zone 2, after t1 time.
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Front Panel Recordable Recordable Recordable Rewritable 1. Headphone jack This jack allows you to connect a headphone with a stereo mini-plug. 2. Headphone volume dial This volume dial allows you to control the volume of the headphone connected to the drive. Turning the dial to the left decreases the volume, turning to the right increases volume.
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 1. Digital audio connector This connector is for a digital signal output cable. 2. Analog audio connector This connector is for an analog signal output cable. 3. Jumper terminals These pins allow you to select either Master, Slave, or Cable Select mode for the CD-ROM device.
  • Page 16: Installation

    Installation System Requirements Before installing and using the CD-RW drive, make sure that your computer system meets the following requirements. • IBM-compatible Pentium 166MHz or higher PC • Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/NT 4.0, Linux, or OS/2 Warp operating system • At least 64MB system memory (128MB is recommended) •...
  • Page 17: Setting The Jumper Terminals

    Setting the Jumper Terminals Configure the the jumpers to set the device to master or slave mode before physically installing it to your computer chassis. Use jumper blocks to short the pins to your desired setting. CAUTION: Make sure to correctly place the jumper blocks over the pins.
  • Page 18: Installing The Cd-Rw Drive

    Installing the CD-RW Drive Follow these steps to install the drive into the computer chassis. NOTE: 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 external drive bay. 2.
  • Page 19 3. Secure the drive with screws that came with the drive package. Use two screws on each side of the drive. IMPORTANT: Depending on the space on your chassis, you may need to connect the drive cables before securing the drive into the chassis.
  • Page 20: Connecting The Drive Cables

    Connecting the Drive Cables 1. Connect the power cable plug to the power connector on the rear panel. 2. Connect the 40-pin IDE cable plug to the IDE connector, matching the red pin stripe on the cable with Pin 1 on the connector. 3.
  • Page 21: Installing The Device Driver

    Installing the Device Driver Before you can use your ASUS CRW-4012A drive, you must first install the device driver. IMPORTANT! Make sure you that you have completed the drive installation and have replaced the computer cover before you proceed. Follow these steps to install the device driver.
  • Page 22: Cd-Rw Drive Basics

    CD-RW Drive Basics Placing a Disc into the Drive 1. Press the 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.
  • Page 23: Ejecting A Disc From The Drive

    NOTE: If you are using a 12-cm disc, place it on the tray making sure that it fits the outer circular border. This border helps hold the disc in place. If you are using an 8-cm disc, place it on the inner circular border on the tray.
  • Page 24: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    Using the Emergency Eject Pinhole The emergency eject pinhole on the front of the drive allows you to manually eject the drive tray and remove a disc from the drive in the following instances: • supply of power to the computer is cut due to electrical power outage •...
  • Page 25: Using Compact Discs

    Using Compact Discs Take note of the instructions in this section when using compact discs. These instructions will help you avoid damaging the discs and your CD-RW drive. Cleaning a Disc Spray the disc with compressed air for about five seconds to get rid of the dust on a disc.
  • Page 26: Technical Information

    Technical Information Environmental Specifications Temperature Humidity Vibration Impact Acoustic Microphone located 50cm in front of the drive, 120cm above the drive at 30° angle. Reliability Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) * ODC - Operating Duty Cycle Electrical and Audio Specifications Power Source I/O Terminal Audio...

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