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Sony DRX-S70U-W Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
© 2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Operating Instructions DRX-S70U-W © 2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Compliance Statements ... 3 Introduction Package Contents ... 4 Features ... 4 System Requirements ... 5 Part Names and Functions ... 6 Setup Placing the Drive ... 8 Connection through USB ... 9 Before Connection ... 9 Installation ...
  • Page 3: Compliance Statements

    • is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective manufacturers, although the ™...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction 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 • USB cable • Quick start guide • Product Information •...
  • Page 5: System Requirements

    System Requirements The drive should be used with a system that meets the following requirements ❑ PC/AT-compatible computer ❑ CPU: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or higher (Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz or higher recommended) ❑ 256 MB RAM or more (512 MB RAM for Windows Vista) ❑...
  • Page 6: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions Front Panel Rear Panel 2 34 5...
  • Page 7: Power Indicator

    A Power indicator Indicates the power status. Lit: Power on Off: Power off B Busy indicator Indicates the drive status. Lit: The drive is Writing, Formatting, Reading data, Erasing, Load & Eject. Blinking: The drive is Playing back an audio CD. Off: The drive is in a state other than those outlined above.
  • Page 8: Setup

    Setup Placing the Drive Place the drive horizontally on a stable surface. Note This drive cannot be used in the vertical orientation.
  • Page 9: Connection Through Usb

    Connection through USB Note This product including bundled software functions properly under Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It may not fulfill all functional and performance specification under other OS (operating system) environment. Before Connection • Refer to the list of contents to verify that the package contents are complete. •...
  • Page 10: Disconnection

    Connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer. Note Connect the drive to a USB connector on the computer. Insert the supplied software disc into the DVD/CD rewritable drive and install the software. Disconnection The disconnection procedure varies depending on your OS. When your computer detects the drive successfully, your OS) appears on the Windows task bar.
  • Page 11: Operation

    Operation Using the Drive Use the supplied software to read and write to CDs and 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 Essentials Nero StartSmart serves as the command center to quickly start all the software of the Nero suite.
  • Page 12: Using Generic Software With The Drive

    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.
  • Page 13: Compatible Discs

    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-R DL (Dual Layer) DVD-RW 2) 3) DVD-RAM DVD-ROM DVD-Video This drive is compatible with the DVD-RW disc displaying “ This drive can read DVD-RAM discs displaying the “...
  • Page 14 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 Photo CD Disc diameters 12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm Notes • Only round discs should be used with this drive. Attempting to read odd-shaped discs (stars, hearts, card shape, etc.) may damage the drive.
  • Page 15: Recommended Writable Discs

    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 22 for details).
  • Page 16 Note Drives that do not have the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to Ultra Speed CD-RW discs. When writing or adding to such discs with a drive other than this one, make sure that the drive has the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to that specified for the particular Ultra Speed CD-RW disc media being used.
  • Page 17 About playback/reading compatibility in DVDs DVD+R DL/DVD+R/DVD-R DL/DVD-R discs, as well as DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs created and finalized with the drive can be played back on almost all DVD-ROM drives. However depending on the type of your drive, playback of DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW discs may not be supported.
  • Page 18: Precautions On Writing/Playing Discs

    Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs 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. •...
  • Page 19 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.
  • Page 20: Maximizing Performance

    Reaching the Highest Possible Data Transfer Rate 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.
  • Page 21: Miscellaneous

    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.
  • Page 22: Support Overview

    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.
  • Page 23 If using telephone or e-mail support, please have the following information available: • Model number: DRX-S70U-W • Serial number • Date and place of purchase • Computer maker and model number •...
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