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Sony CRX230EE User Manual

Sony CRX230EE User Manual

Cd-r/rw drive unit


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❑ Features "Power-Burn conformed"
This product offers the following features.
technology to prevent buffer under-run
❑ An internal CD-RW drive with ATAPI
(EIDE) interface for PCs.
"Power-Burn conformed" is used to refer to a
❑ Writes up to 52× speed on CD-R disc
CD-R/RW that uses CD-R/RW recording
technology (ICs and/or firmware) other than
Power-Burn, but provides performance equivalent
❑ Writes up to 32× speed on CD-RW disc
to that of Sony original Power-Burn technology
based on the Power-Burn concept.
❑ Reads CD-ROM discs at up to 52×
❑ With the Turbo Boost function, easily
• Writing speed may automatically be adjusted
depending on the disc specified speed or disc
switch from the default 40× read/write
conditions such as weight imbalance and eccentricity.
speed to 52× speed.*
• 1× and 2× writing speed and discs are not supported.
* For details, see "Turbo Boost Function" below.
• During startup, the drive may make a whirring noise
due to balls contained in the spindle motor. This is
normal and does not indicate a drive malfunction.
System Requirements
❑ One available EIDE (ATAPI) interface
This CD-RW drive can be used in systems
with the following capabilities.
connection with DMA capability
❑ One empty 5-inch half-height drive bay
❑ CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher is
❑ One available internal +12 V/+5 V power
❑ PC/AT-compatible PC
❑ OS:
98 Second Edition
• The above system configuration is given as a
2000 Professional
minimum requirement for a system on which basic
CD-RW writing performance can be obtained. In
Millennium Edition
actual use, the requirements for the writing software
XP Home Edition
and "Windows" also have to be taken into
XP Professional
consideration. (Normally, these requirements will be
❑ 64 MB RAM or higher is recommended
higher than the above specifications.)
❑ At least 1 GB available hard disk space
• The drive cannot be assured to operate properly if
connected to an ATAPI interface adapter card (we
cannot guarantee compatibility or offer user support).
Package Contents
Please verify that the package includes the following accessories with the drive when
If any of these items appears to be missing or damaged, please contact your supplier.
• CD-RW drive
• 40-pin ATAPI (IDE) flat cable
• Screws (×4)
• Product Information (this document)
• Software Quick Start Guide
• Quick Start Guide (for ATAPI (EIDE) Interface Drive)
• Software disc
• Warranty cards
To guard against possible loss or damage, be sure to make a backup copy of the provided software disc on a CD-R
disc or other media. The software disc is not sold separately.
Please Record Responsibly
Before copying anything onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc, make sure that you are not violating
copyright laws. Most software companies allow you to make a backup or archive copy of
software. Check your software license agreement for details.
Turbo Boost Function
The default read/write speed of this drive is
Press the Eject button for five
40× speed. With a single touch, you can
activate the Turbo Boost function, making
The Busy indicator blinks twice and the
the read/write speed 52× speed.
speed switches to 52× speed. (The Turbo
Boost function is active.)
• On rare occasions, some discs may not be able to
tolerate 52× speed, causing them to break. We
• When you want to write at 52× speed, insert the disc
recommend that you do not use deeply scratched,
into the drive, activate the Turbo Boost function, and
brittle, or other discs that may break at 52× speed.
then start writing to the disc.
• The Turbo Boost function does not increase read/write
• When writing with the Turbo Boost function, the Busy
speed with CD-RW discs.
indicator blinks more rapidly than usual.
Insert a disc into the drive.
• When you open the disc tray, the speed reverts to its
default of 40× speed.
The speed when you insert a disc is
• The Turbo Boost function does not guarantee a 52×
normally 40× speed.
write speed. Depending on the condition of the disc
you are using, the speed may be lower.
Compatible discs
Buffer under-run error protection
CD Extra (CD+)
Operating Environment
Video CD
5 to 40 °C
Photo CD
Disc diameter 12 cm
8 cm (for horizontal use only)
Power and Miscellaneous
DC +5 V
1.5 A (max.)
This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact
DC +12 V
1.5 A (max.)
Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please
Approx. 145.8 × 41.3 × 165 mm (W×H×D)
be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the
CD standard and may not be playable by this product.
(excluding front bezel)
When you use this unit as an audio CD player, please use compact discs
with the following mark.
Approx. 0.9 kg (drive only)
Writing Systems
Drive interface
ATAPI (EIDE)-compliant
Packet writing
Drive Inquiry
Data transfer rate
7.8 MB/s (52× speed)
Buffer capacity
Access time
1.5 MB
Average random stroke CD-ROM
100 ms
When using the Turbo Boost function.
Laser specifications
The maximum data transfer rate depends on the
capabilities of the host PC.
Please note that specifications and
appearance may be subject to change
778 ~ 786 nm
without notice.
Output power (max.)
74 mW
Product and Support Information
Sony Global Sites Information (As of January, 2007)
Product purchased in the USA:*
Product purchased in Taiwan:*
Product purchased in Canada:
Product purchased in Korea:*
Product purchased in Australia or New
Product purchased in Brazil:
Product purchased in the Middle East:
Product purchased in Europe:*
* Local Web sites for computer peripheral products
Product purchased in Hong Kong:*
About the Bundled Writing Software
Detailed information about the supplied
writing software is available on the Web
Product purchased in China:*
sites of the software manufacturers and
software distributors. (Accessible from the
Product Purchase in Singapore:
links in each software application)
Technical Support
Please consult the Sony global sites listed
Local technical support is only
before calling with questions about using
available in the specified sales
this product, or with technical questions
regions. The customers in these
about the drive or the supplied software. If
regions should be provided with a
using telephone or e-mail support, please
warranty card for this product.
have the following information available:
For contact information, refer to
• Model number: CRX230AE
the warranty card.
• Serial number
• Date and place of purchase
Note that technical support
• Computer maker and model number
conditions may vary according to
• Computer specifications (CPU speed,
the locality, and that charges and/
memory size, OS version, etc.)
or limited service may apply in
• Writing software used (version, etc.)
some regions.
Safety Regulations
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this document could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
As the laser beam used in the CRX230AE is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
The use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
This label is located on the top of the drive unit enclosure.
Dieses Etikett befindet sich an der Oberseite des Laufwerksgehäuses.
The CRX230AE is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located at the top of the enclosure.
Bei diesem CRX230AE handelt es sich um ein
Laser-Produkt der Klasse 1.
Das Etikett mit der Aufschrift LASER KLASSE 1
PRODUKT befindet sich auf der Oberseite des
CE Sicherheitsbestimmungen
Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die Verwendung in folgender / folgenden
• Wohngegenden
• Gewerbegebiete
• Leichtindustriegebiete
(Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)
• Power-Burn and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
• Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
manufacturers, although the
and ® marks are not used in the text.
Before using this device, be sure to read the end-user license agreements for the software provided with your computer.
❑ Our product warranty is valid only when the supplied accessories (including software) are used in the
specified or recommended system environment, in accordance with the documentation, and applies
only to the CD-RW drive. Our customer service and user support apply only under these product
warranty conditions.
❑ Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for failure of the computer or other devices,
incompatibility with special hardware, operating problems caused by improper installation of software,
loss of data, discs or other accidental or incidental damage that might occur when using this product.
❑ The guarantee and user support for this product are valid only within the countries or sales regions
specified on the warranty card.
❑ Copyright laws prohibit the copying in part or in full of the supplied software and documentation, or
loaning the software, without obtaining permission of the copyright holder.
❑ We cannot accept responsibility for any direct or indirect financial damage or loss of profit that might
occur when using the supplied software.
❑ The supplied software can only be used with this product.
❑ Specifications of the supplied software may be changed without notice in the interest in product
CD-RW Drive Unit
Product Information
Included Documents
❑ Quick Start Guide
❑ Software Quick Start Guide
❑ Electronic manual on the software disc
❑ Warranty cards
❑ Product Information (this document)
 2005 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
P/N: 7819901431WA
Please refer to this manual together with the "ATAPI Interface Drive User's Guide" in the attached Software
Disc, which carries more detailed information.
Reportez-vous au présent manuel ainsi qu'au document intitulé "Lecteur d'interface ATAPI - Guide de
l'utilisateur" contenu sur le disque du logiciel accompagnant ce produit pour plus de détails.
Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte diesem Handbuch sowie der "Laufwerk mit ATAPI-Schnittstelle -
Anwenderanleitung" auf der mitgelieferten Software-Disc.
Consulte este manual junto con la "Unidad de interfaz ATAPI - Guía del usuario" del disco de software
suministrado, que contiene información más detallada.
Fare riferimento al presente manuale insieme a "Guida dell'utilizzatore dell'unità disco con interfaccia ATAPI"
nel disco del software allegato, nel quale sono contenute informazioni più dettagliate.
Consulte este manual juntamente com o "Guia do Utilizador do Drive de Interface ATAPI" incluído no disco
de software fornecido, para obter informações mais detalhadas.
Raadpleeg deze handleiding alsook de "ATAPI Station-interface -Gebruikershandleiding" op de bijgevoegde
Software Disc, die meer gedetaileerde informatie bevat.
Förutom denna bruksanvisning finns mer information i "Brukanvisning för enhet med ATAPI gränssnitt" på
den medföljande programskivan.

Summary of Contents for Sony CRX230EE

  • Page 1 CD standard and may not be playable by this product. • 1× and 2× writing speed and discs are not supported. When you use this unit as an audio CD player, please use compact discs * For details, see “Turbo Boost Function” below.
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