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Asus External CD-RW CRW-5224A-U User Manual

External cd-rw 52x/24x/52x cd-rw drive
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CRW-5224A-U
External CD-RW
52x/24x/52x CD-RW Drive
User's Manual
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  Summary of Contents for Asus External CD-RW CRW-5224A-U

  • Page 1 CRW-5224A-U External CD-RW 52x/24x/52x 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 Features ... 9 Front Panel ...
  • 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-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Asus Contact Information

    General Support: +1-502-933-8713 Notebook Support: +1-877-918-ASUS (2787) Web Site: www.asus.com Support Email: tsd@asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address: Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany General Fax: +49-2102-442066 General Email: sales@asuscom.de (for marketing requests only) Technical Support Support Hotline:...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety Information Observe the following precautions before installing and using the ASUS External CD-RW (CRW-5224A-U) 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

    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-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package Contents Upon opening your ASUS External CD-RW (CRW-5224A-U) 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 External CD-RW drive (CRW-5224A-U) •...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS External (CRW-5224A-U) 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 CRW-5224A-U has the following specifications. •...
  • Page 10: Features

    Features The ASUS CRW-5224A-U is an External CD-RW drive with 52x Write, 24x ReWrite and 52x Read capabilities. The drive complies with the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) specifications and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies in CD recording.
  • 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 CD-ROM technology is designed to reduce the vibration generated from spindle rotation of over 8900 rpm of 40X CD-ROM drives.
  • Page 13 CAV method allows faster recording speed because the rotation speed does not have to change when the head writes data to different areas of the disc. This is primarily advantageous for computer applications. CAV Recording Method Speed ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual Time...
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    9. STOP/EJECT Button This button has two functions. Pressing this button at any time ejects the disc tray. While in PLAY mode, pressing this button stops playing the disc loaded in the drive. 52X24X52X Recordable Recordable Recordable Rewritable ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    11. USB connector A standard Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) plug and play interface. 12. Power switch Turns the power supply ON or OFF. Switching to “O“ and switching to ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual side means OFF. “|“ icon means ON...
  • Page 16: Installation

    Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system • At least 64MB RAM (128MB recommended) Do not use damaged or warped disc in the CD-RW drive. The disc may break apart during use and cause potential body injury or damage to your drive. ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Drive Cables

    Power outlet Adapter Adapter power cord and plug Power plug types may vary in different countries or regions around the world. ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual CD-RW drive USB A series plug DC IN power connector Adapter power cable and plug Power switch USB 2.0 connector...
  • Page 18: Installing Crw-5224A-U Driver

    Click Next. 6. Windows 98SE can automatically search for the best driver for the device, select (Recommended) option. Click Next. 7. Specify the location of the driver .INF file , click on Browse. users: ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 19 11. A message box with the installation progress bar is displayed. If cancelled, the installation process has to be repeated from the start. 12. The CRW-5224A-U driver is successfully installed. Click Finish to start using your external drive! ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Checking The Drive In The System Properties

    3. Click the Device Manager tab on the system properties dialogue box. 4. Click on CD-ROM from the list. Screen display may vary depending on the operating system (OS) version. ASUS CRW-5224A drive name should appear here. ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Properly Unplugging Crw-5224A-U Device

    Click OK. 4. The device can now be safely unplugged from the system. Click OK. 5. The screen display will go back to the Unplug or Eject Hardware dialogue box. Click on Close. ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Cd-Rw Drive Basics

    1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 2. When the drive tray ejects out of the drive, place the disc on the tray with the label side facing out. HORIZONTAL VERTICAL ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Ejecting A Disc From The Drive

    1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. 2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray. 3. Press the drive eject button or lightly push the center of the drive tray to load the tray back into the drive. ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual HORIZONTAL VERTICAL...
  • Page 24: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    HORIZONTAL 2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the disc. HORIZONTAL Do not force the tray open; wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to avoid breaking the tray panel. VERTICAL VERTICAL ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s 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-5224A-U User’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Technical Information

    Input Linear Current USB terminal No. of channels Sampling frequency Quantization Distortion S/N ratio Output: Headphone ASUS CRW-5224A-U User’s Manual 100/240 V AC 50/60 Hz 1.2 A USB B type (High Speed) 2 (stereo) 44.1 kHz 16 bits 0.2% max. (at 1 kHz) 70 dB 0.7 V rms (typical)