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Asus Network Device CRW-3212A Manual

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Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-3212A 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-3212A has the following specifications.
Speeds
Interface
Technology support FlextraSpeed™ Technology
Data buffer size
Application discs
Recording form
OS compatibility
Power supply
Dimensions
Mass
NOTE: Refer to the section "Technical Information" on page 26 for
detailed specifications.
ASUS CRW-3212A User's Manual
32X, 24X, 16X, 12X, 8X, 4X writes
12X, 10X, 8X, 4X, 2X rewrites
16X~40X reads
ATAPI specification
FlextraLink™ Technology
Double Dynamic Suspension System II (DDSS II)
Zone CLV Recording Technology
2MB
12cm or 8cm diameter, 1.2mm thick
CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-I,
Mixed Mode CD-ROM, Photo CD, CD-Extra,
Video CD, CD-Text, DVCD, CD-G, Karaoke
CD, I-trax, Bootable CD
Orange Book Part 2, 3
Disc-at-once, Track-at-once
Session-at-once, Packet write,
Overburn, DAO-RAW mode
MS-Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/NT
SCO Unix, Linux, Netware, OS/2 Warp
DC 5 x (1 +/- 5%)V
DC 12 x (1 +/- 10%)V
41.5 (h) x 149.0 (w) x 197.5 (d) mm
997 g
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  • Page 1: Product Introduction

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-3212A 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-3212A has the following specifications. • Speeds...

  • Page 2

    Features The ASUS CRW-3212A is a CD-RW drive with 32X-write, 12X-rewrite, and 40X-read capabilities. The drive complies with the AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) specification and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies in CD recording. Highlighting the major characteristic of ASUS CD-RW drives, the...

  • Page 3

    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 4

    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 5

    20X speed in Zone 2, after t1 time. In Zone 3, the recording reaches 24X speed, after t2 time. The recording speed reaches the maximum 32X in Zone 4, after t3. Zone CLV Recording Method Speed Zone2 Zone1 ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual Zone4 Zone3 Time...

  • Page 6: Front Panel

    This button has two functions. Pressing this button at any time ejects the disc tray so you can place or remove a disc. While in PLAY mode, pressing this button stops playing the disc loaded in the drive. 32x12x40x Recordable Recordable Recordable Rewritable ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 7: Rear Panel

    This DC connector is for a 4-pin power cable from the system power supply. NOTE: The jumper pins on the leftmost part of the rear panel are factory test pins. DO NOT cover these pins with jumper blocks. ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 8: System Requirements

    NOTE: Do not use a hard disk that calibrates thermally during operation. • Recommended media: CD-R Sony, TDK, Ricoh, Kodak, Mitsubishi Chemical, Taiyo Yuden, Yamaha, Philips, Ritek, Prodisc, AMT, Princo, Hitachi Maxwell, CD-RW Sony, TDK, Ricoh, Yamaha, Mitsubishi Chemical, Ritek, Prodisc, AMT, CMC ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 9: Setting The Jumper Terminals

    Cable Select Mode Cover the two pins labeled CABLE SELECT if your computer supports a Cable Select (CSEL) signal. You need an exclusive interface cable for this setting. Refer to your computer manual for details. ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual Jumper Terminals...

  • Page 10

    2. Carefully insert the CD-RW drive into the bay and push it inward until it is flushed to the chassis front panel. The holes on the sides of the drive should align with the holes on the drive bay. ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 11

    IMPORTANT: 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-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 12: Connecting The Drive Cables

    If a plug does not fit in completely, try reversing it. DO NOT use too much force when fitting the cable plugs. 4-pin Audio Cable NOTE: Replace the computer cover according to your computer manual. Power Cable Cable ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 13: Installing The Device Driver

    3. Follow the screen instructions to install the driver. Installing the CD-RW Software The ASUS CRW-3212A drive supports the following software applications. By AHEAD software gmbh • Nero Burning ROM •...

  • Page 14: 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. ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 15: 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-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 16: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the CD. CAUTION! Do not force the tray open; wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to avoid breaking the tray panel. ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 17: 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-3212A User’s Manual...

  • Page 18: Technical Information

    +12V DC +/- 5% +/- 10% 150m Vpp 300m Vpp 900mA 1500mA 4-pin +5V, +12V 40-pin 4-pin (analog) 2-pin (digital) 2 (stereo) 16 bits 0.2% max. (at 1 kHz) 70 dB Line Out 0.7 V rms (typical) ASUS CRW-3212A User’s Manual...

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