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External cd-rw 52x/32x/52x cd-rw drive
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CRW-5232AS-U
External CD-RW
52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive
User Guide

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  • Page 1 CRW-5232AS-U External CD-RW 52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive User Guide...
  • 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

    Contents Notices ... 4 ASUS contact information ... 5 Safety information ... 6 Conventions used in this guide ... 7 Package contents ... 8 Welcome! ... 9 Product introduction ... 9 Specifications ... 9 Features ... 10 Front panel ... 14 Rear panel ...
  • 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-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 5: Asus Contact Information

    Telephone +49-2102-95990 +49-2102-959911 Online contact www.asuscom.de/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-95990 +49-2102-959911 Online support www.asuscom.de/support Web site www.asuscom.de/news ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa) Address P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E. Telephone +9714-283-1774 +9714-283-1775 Web site www.ASUSarabia.com ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the drive. Opening the drive may result to exposure to laser radiation. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 7: Conventions Used In This Guide

    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-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package contents Upon opening your ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW 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-5232AS-U external CD-RW drive •...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external drive! To ensure proper installation and use of this device, read the instructions and other important information contained in this manual. Product introduction Specifications Speeds CD-R Write Speed 52x, 48x, 40x, 32x, 24x,16x, 8x, 4x...
  • Page 10: Features

    Features The ASUS CRW-5232AS-U is an external CD-RW drive with 52x Write, 32x 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. Speed CAV Recording Method ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW Time...
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    8. 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. 52X32X52X Recordable Recordable Recordable Rewritable ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    10. Power switch Turns the power supply ON or OFF. Switching to “|” icon means ON and switching to “O” side means OFF. 11. Power jack This jack is for the AC adaptor power cable. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW 10 11...
  • Page 16: Installation

    3. Slide the drive into the stand, aligning the side groove to the rectangular slot on the stand. 4. Make sure that the drive is securely in place. II - 333 MHz or higher PC ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Drive Cables

    CD-RW drive Power outlet Adapter Adapter power cord and plug Power plug types may vary in different countries or regions around the world. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW USB A series plug USB 2.0 connector USB B series plug...
  • Page 18: Installing The Device Driver

    Click Next. 6. Windows ® 98/98SE/ME automatically searches the best driver for the device. Select the (Recommended) option. Click Next. 7. Specify the location of the driver .INF file then click Browse. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 19 Click OK. 9. The specific location of the drive appears on the combo list box. Click Next. 10. After searching, the location of the driver appears. Click Next. 11. Click Finish to start using your external drive! ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 20: Checking The Drive In The System Properties

    3. Click the Device Manager tab on the system properties dialog box. 4. Click on CD-ROM from the list to display the device that you installed. Screen display may vary depending on the operating system (OS) version. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 21: Unplugging The Device Properly

    3. Select the device to be stopped when prompted. Click OK. 4. You may now safely unplug the device from the system. Click OK. 5. The screen display goes back to the Unplug or Eject Hardware dialog box. Click on Close. ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • 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 up. HORIZONTAL VERTICAL ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • 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-5232AS-U external CD-RW 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-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • 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-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 26: Technical Information

    1% of power on time 30 minutes 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) ASUS CRW-5232AS-U external CD-RW...
  • Page 27 ® CRW-5232AS-U 52x/32x/52x CD-RW...
  • Page 28 ©2004 CRW-5232AS-U 1.00 T1532 2004 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 29 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.( 886-2-2894-3447 0800-093-456 886-2-2890-7698 http://taiwan.asus.com.tw/ ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL ( 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA +1-502-995-0883 +1-502-933-8713 tmdl@asus.com +1-502-995-0883 +1-502-933-8713 tsd@asus.com http://www.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH ( Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-9599-0 +49-2102-9599-11 http://www.asuscom.de/sales Email sales@asuscom.de 49-2102-9599-0 ...
  • Page 30 CRW-5232AS-U ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... 9 ... 9 ... 10 ... 14 ... 15 ... 16 ... 16 ... 17 Windows 98SE CRW-5232AS-U ... 22 ... 22 ...
  • Page 31 Manufactured June 2003 12XX345678 02-25062558 0800089558 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 32 CRW-5232AS-U CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 33 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 34 CRW-5232AS-U CRW-5232AS-U USB2.0 Win98SE USB2.0 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 35 CRW-5232AS-U CRW-5232AS-U 52X,48X,40X,32X,24X,16X,8X,4X 32X, 24X,16X,12X,10X,8X,4X 52X (CAV)~7800 KB/Sec 52X (CAV)~7800 KB/Sec 100 ms USB2.0 FlextraSpeed FlextraLink DDSSII 2 MB CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-I, Photo CD, CD-Extra, Video CD, CD-Text, Karaoke CD, I-trax Track-at-Once,Disc-at-once, Session-at-once, Packet Write, 155.6 ( ) x 226 ( ) x 50 ( ) mm 1398 g CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 36 CRW-5232AS-U USB2.0 FlextraSpeed (OPC) FlextraSpeed (Flexible and Strategic Writing Speed Technology) FlextraSpeed CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 37 FlextraLink FlextraLink Technology Buffer Underrun FlextraLink FlextraLink FlextraLink FlextraLink Data Write Data Data Write Data Data Write Data FlextraLink CRW-5232AS-U Flexible and Strategic Writing Data Data Write Data...
  • Page 38 DDSSII DDSSII Double Dynamic Suspension System II D D S S DDSS 8900 r p m Dynamic Mass DDSSII 10000 rpm DDSSII DDSS Tracking Focusing 10000rpm DDSS DDSSII CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 39 CAV Constant Angular Velocity CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 40 ¤ 52X32X52X Recordable Recordable Recordable Rewritable CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 41 9. USB 2.0 USB 2.0 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 42 Pentium II 333MHz Windows 98SE/ME/2000/ XP 64MB 128MB CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 43 CRW-5232AS-U USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0...
  • Page 44 Windows 98SE Windows 98SE CRW-5232AS-U 6. Windows 98SE I N F CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 45 USB_RW_Driver CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 46 CRW-5232AS-U CD-ROM ASUS CRW-5232AS CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 47 CRW-5232AS-U CRW-5232AS-U ASUS CRW-5232AS(D:) Safely Remove CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 48 CRW-5232AS-U...
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  • Page 51 CRW-5232AS-U...
  • Page 52 MTBF Mean Time Between Failure) MTTR Mean Time To Repair) 0 C < to < 45 C -20 C < to < 60 C 20% to 80% 15% to 85% 0.3G at 5 ~ 500 Hz) 2.0G at 10 ~ 500 Hz) 50G at 11ms/half sine wave,3 shock/each side 47.5 dB TYP...