Safety Regulations WARNING You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
The DRU-720A is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located at the top of the enclosure. Bei diesem DRU-720A 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 Gehäses.
Table of Contents Safety Regulations ... 2 Introduction Unpacking the Package Contents ... 6 Features ... 6 System Requirements ... 7 Part Names and Functions ... 8 Setup Setting up the Drive ... 10 Appropriate Jumper Settings ... 15 Replacing your current optical drive with the DVD/CD rewritable drive ...
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Introduction Unpacking the Package Contents Please verify that the package contains the following when unpacking. If any of these items appear to be missing and/or damaged, please contact your dealer. • Drive • 40-pin ATAPI (IDE) flat cable • Screws ( 4) •...
System Requirements The drive should be used with a system that meets the following requirements PC/AT-compatible computer CPU: Pentium III, 800 MHz or higher (with Nero Vision Express: Pentium 4, 1.6 GHz recommended) 256 MB RAM or more 1 GB (with Nero Vision Express: 10 GB) free hard disk space One available EIDE (ATAPI) interface connection with DMA capability...
A Disc tray Insert discs here, label side up. Hint When you insert a disc into the drive, make sure that it is under the four pins. When using the drive vertically, make sure that you set the disc inside the two lower pins. B Eject button Press to open and close the disc tray.
Setup Setting up the Drive The installation and setup procedures outlined below assume that you are using a standard computer. For details about how to install peripheral devices into your computer, refer to the instructions supplied with your computer. Before installing the drive Referring to “Unpacking the Package Contents”...
Determine which connection method you want to use, and then adjust the jumper. Depending on whether you want to connect the drive as MASTER or SLAVE, place the jumper on the pins, as illustrated below. If you are unsure of the appropriate jumper setting, see “Appropriate Jumper Settings”...
Connect the cables. • Connect an unused power connector from the computer’s power supply to the DC input (power input) connector of the drive. • Connect the supplied IDE flat cable to the IDE connector of the drive. Hint If your computer supports digital playback, you do not need to connect the audio cable to the analog audio connector.
Install the drive into a 5-inch drive bay with the supplied screws. Replace the computer cover, and then reconnect the power cable to the outlet. Start your computer, and make sure that the drive is detected. On the Windows desktop, open [My Computer], and verify that a new drive icon is displayed.
Insert the supplied software disc into the drive, and then install the software on the disc. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For details about the software on the supplied software disc, see “Supplied Software” on page 19. Hints You do not need serial numbers when you install the software on the supplied software disc.
Appropriate Jumper Settings Depending on the settings of your computer, use one of the following configurations. Hint Your computer has two IDE connectors: a primary and a secondary connector. You can connect up to two devices to each connector using cables (one master device and one slave device per cable;...
Installing the DVD/CD rewritable drive as a second drive Connect the drive as follows. st drive Hard disk drive (usually) MASTER Primary IDE connector The following configuration is also possible. Place the jumper in the SLAVE position. nd drive DVD/CD rewritable drive Secondary IDE connector...
Installing the DVD/CD rewritable drive as a third drive Connect the drive as follows. st drive Hard disk drive (usually) MASTER Primary IDE connector The following configuration is also possible. st drive Hard disk drive (usually) MASTER nd drive Hard disk drive, or DVD/CD drive, etc.
Installing the DVD/CD rewritable drive as a fourth drive Connect the drive as follows. st drive Hard disk drive (usually) MASTER nd drive Hard disk drive, or DVD/CD drive, etc. SLAVE Primary IDE connector th drive DVD/CD rewritable drive nd drive Hard disk drive, or DVD/CD drive, etc.
Operation Using the Drive Use the supplied software to create discs and play back DVDs. Refer to the documentation of each software for details about their operation. Supplied Software The supplied software disc contains the following software. Nero StartSmart 2 Nero StartSmart serves as the command center to quickly start all the software of the Nero 6 suite.
Using software other than the supplied software (such as generic software, shareware, or freeware) to write data to disc with this drive is not under warranty and Sony offers no customer service if problems arise from using such software. Make sure that the supplied writing software and generic writing software do not coexist on your computer.
Compatible Discs The following discs are compatible with the drive. Disc types DVD+R DVD+R DL (Double Layer) DVD+RW DVD+RW (High Speed) DVD-R DVD-RW DVD-ROM DVD-Video Writing speed supported by the drive. Depending on your software and media, this speed may vary. For more details on writing speed by disc type, access the user support web site (see page 33).
Disc types CD-R CD-RW CD-RW (High Speed) CD-RW (Ultra Speed) CD-ROM CD-DA (audio only) CD Extra Video CD CD TEXT Writing speed supported by the drive. Depending on your software and media, this speed may vary. For more details on writing speed by disc type, access the user support web site (see page 33).
Recommended Writable Discs We recommend that you only use discs for which operation has been guaranteed. You can obtain the latest list of writable discs for which operation with this drive has been guaranteed at the user support Web site address (see page 33 for details).
Writable Disc Features You can use a variety of discs with the drive to write data. Refer to the table below to find the type of disc that matches what you want to do. Want to create DVD- Video that can be played back by most drives and/or players Want to create DVDs...
CD-R and CD-RW Discs The DVD/CD RW drive can write to CD-R and CD-RW discs, when used with writing software. The ability of another model of CD-ROM drive to play (or read data) written by the DVD/CD RW drive depends on having the appropriate software settings when writing to the disc.
Also, depending on the particular drive-disc combination, some CD-R and CD-RW discs may not be readable in some drives due to variations in disc quality and drive characteristics from one manufacturer to another. Writable DVD Discs The DVD/CD RW drive can write to DVD+R DL, DVD+R and DVD-R discs, as well as to DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs, when used with writing software.
Precautions when Writing Data to Disc Write speed and compatible discs • When writing data to disc at high speeds, you must use the appropriate type of disc. • Configure the writing speed through your writing software. For details about the setting procedures, refer to your writing software documentation.
Copy controlled CDs This product is designed to play back discs conforming to the compact disc (CD) standard. Audio CDs encoded with copyright protection technology are now marketed by various record companies. Be aware that some of these discs do not conform to the CD standard and you may not be able to play them back with the drive.
User Support Web Site Make sure that you use High Speed discs for which this operation has been certified by Sony. For the latest information about these discs, visit the user support Web site. When using discs other than those mentioned above, the drive may limit writing speed to preserve a good reading quality.
Miscellaneous Precautions for Use Operation and storage conditions Avoid using or storing the drive in a hot or humid location, or where it might be subject to severe vibration or direct sunlight. On transportation • Please repack the drive in its original carton when shipping by itself.
Support Overview If you have problems with the drive, or are unsure of a procedure or some other details, please contact your Sony customer support center. User Support Web Site You can find the following information on this Web site. The information is periodically updated, so we recommend that you visit regularly.
Technical Support Please consult the above sources before calling with questions about using this product, or with technical questions about the drive or the supplied software. If using telephone or e-mail support, please have the following information available: • Model number: DRU-720A •...