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CRX - 160S
CD-R/RW Drive Unit
User's Guide
© 2000 by Sony Australia Limited.
This manual is subject to change without notice.
CRX - 160S
CD-R/RW Drive Unit
User's Guide
Revision 1.1

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  • Page 1 CRX - 160S CD-R/RW Drive Unit User’s Guide © 2000 by Sony Australia Limited. This manual is subject to change without notice. CRX - 160S CD-R/RW Drive Unit User’s Guide Revision 1.1...
  • Page 2: Safety Regulations

    This unit uses CD-RW discs with the following mark. This unit uses CD-R discs with the following mark. This unit uses CD-ROM discs with the following mark. When you use this unit as a CD player, use compact discs with the following mark. WARNING —...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Trademarks • MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. • IBM PC, PC/XT, and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. • HP Vectra is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Company. • Molex is a registered trademark of Molex, Inc. •...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    CD-I (mode 2 form 1 & 2),Video CD and CD-text. • Reads data in Photo CD (Single and Multi session). • The CRX-160S conforms to the specifications set out in “Orange Book Part II version 3.1” and “Orange Book Part III version 2.0”.
  • Page 5: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 1 F.GND (Frame ground) tab Connect with one of the host computer’s ground cables when the drive’s frame is not in direct contact with the computer. 1 Unused 2 ANALOG AUDIO connector Outputs analog audio signals. 3 Configuration Jumpers See page 11 for details.
  • Page 6: System Setup

    Important SCSI rule The beginning and end of any SCSI bus must always be terminated. No other point on the SCSI bus should be terminated. If the CRX-160S is at one end of the SCSI bus set the termination jumper ON.
  • Page 7: Opening The Computer

    Opening the Computer Refer to your computers user manual for instructions on how to open the computer. Mounting the Drive Do not mount the drive at an angle, it is only designed to be operated horizontally or vertically. Some computers chasis require mounting rails on each side of the drive when installing new drives.
  • Page 8: Closing The Computer

    Frame ground When installed the CD writer unit should have its metal chasis in contact with a grounded metal area of the computers frame. This normally occurs naturally when the drive is mounted into one of the computers spare drive bays. AUDIO OUT connector The pin assignment for the audio out connector is as follows: Installing the Drive Unit into the Computer...
  • Page 9: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Device Driver: No device drivers are required from Sony to enable use of the CRX-160S. Instead your SCSI controller and its device driver must support CD writer devices. This should be checked at the SCSI controller manufacturers web site.
  • Page 10: Operating The Drive

    Operating the Drive This section describes how to start the drive and eject a disc. Starting the Drive Turn on the power of your computer. Press the eject button. The tray comes out automatically. Place a disc in the tray with its label side up. Operating the Drive Note: When the drive is set up in vertical position, use the disc locks to...
  • Page 11: Ejecting The Disc

    Ejecting the Disc To eject the disc, press the eject button on the front panel. The tray comes out automatically. Note: The eject button does not work if it is disabled by the software you are using. Opening the tray manually in an emergency You can open the tray manually when it fails to come out by means of the eject button or software commands.
  • Page 12: Specifications

    When the drive’s right side is down To facilitate disc handling, set the disc locks B, C and D into the locked position, and leave the disc lock A in the unlocked position. Right side When the drive’s left side is down To facilitate disc handling, set the disc locks A, C and D into the locked position, and leave the disc lock B in the unlocked position.
  • Page 13 Drive performance Data transfer rate Sustained rate: 150 Kbytes/s mode 1 (1X) 300 Kbytes/s mode 1 (2X) 600 Kbytes/s mode 1 (4X) 1200 Kbytes/s mode 1 (8X) 1800 Kbytes/s mode 1 (12X) 2000 to 4800 Kbytes/s mode 1 (13 to 32X CAV) 171.1 Kbytes/s mode 2 (1X) 342.2 Kbytes/s mode 2 (2X) 684.4 Kbytes/s mode 2 (4X)