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CRX - 1611
CD-R/RW Drive Unit
User's Guide
Printed in Australia
© 2001 - Sony Australia Limitied.
This manual is subject to change without notice.
CRX - 1611
CD-R/RW Drive Unit
User's Guide
PN: CRX1611-1AUS

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  • Page 1 CRX - 1611 CD-R/RW Drive Unit User’s Guide Printed in Australia © 2001 - Sony Australia Limitied. This manual is subject to change without notice. CRX - 1611 CD-R/RW Drive Unit User’s Guide PN: CRX1611-1AUS...
  • Page 2: Safety Regulations

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the top of the drive. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your sales representative regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. Safety Regulations WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3 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: Table Of Contents

    Opening the Computer...12 Mounting the Drive ...12 Installing the Software Using Discs Storing Discs ...17 Care of Discs...17 Operating the Drive Starting the Drive ...18 Ejecting the Disc ...20 How to Use the Disc Locks ...21 Specifications Technical Support Recommended Sony Media...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    CD-I (mode 2 form 1 & 2),Video CD (MPEG 1), UDF & CD-text. • Reads data in Photo CD (Single and Multi session), Karaoke CD, Enhanced CD & I-Track CD. • The CRX-1611 conforms to the specifications set out in the “Orange Book Part II and Part III”. Supported write methods •...
  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel 1 Digital Audio 2 Analogue Audio 3 Master / Slave Jumpers (refer to page 09 for details) 4 Interface Connector (IDE bus) 5 DC INPUT (power-in) connector Precautions Installation Pin 1 Operation Transportation • Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to: –...
  • Page 7: System Setup

    • Set the CRX-1611 as the MASTER device. • The CRX-1611 can be connected to either the PRIMARY or SECONDARY bus, however if you have an IDE Hard disk on your computer the hard disk should be set as the MASTER device on the PRIMARY bus.
  • Page 8: 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 9: Closing The Computer

    Analogue AUDIO OUT connector The pin assignment for the audio out connector is as follows: IDE INTERFACE connector Firmly insert one end of the interface cable into the INTERFACE CONNECTOR. INTERFACE CONNECTOR INTERFACE cable Attach the other end of the cable to the PRIMARY or SECONDARY IDE interface connectors on the computers main- board.
  • Page 10 CD Authouring software will be required. There are many varities, all have different features. Please be sure that the version of software you are using is compatible with the CRX-1611. This can be checked on the software manufacturers web site, or for a list of compatible software refer to Sony Australia’s web site:...
  • Page 11: 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. Note: When the drive is set up in vertical position, use the disc locks to prevent your disc from falling.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Specifications

    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. Top side Left side Specifications General Top side Right side Host interface ATAPI compliant...
  • Page 14 Drive performance Data transfer rate Sustained rate: 2700 to 6200 Kbytes/s Max Data Transfer mode: 16.6 MB/s (ATA PIO Mode 4) 16.6 MB/s (ATA DMA Mode 2) Access time Random stroke: 105 ms Reliability Read error rate (includes retry, normal disc) ECC On (mode 1): 1 Block / 10 ECC Off (mode 1&2): 1 Block / 10...
  • Page 15: Technical Support

    CD-RW Media 4x max (Adaptec Direct CD format) High Speed (Adaptec Direct CD format) - For more information on where to buy Sony recordable CD media please visit our web site at: or call our Customer Information Centre on: www.sony.com.au/support/itp...