Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. CAUTION The laser beam in this CRX1600L 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.
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English Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction ... 1 Chapter 2 Controls and Indicators ... 8 Chapter 3 Connecting to a Macintosh ... 16 Chapter 4 Connecting to a PC ... 20 Chapter 5 Troubleshooting ... 23 Appendix Contacting Technical Support ... 26 Specifications ...
Please be careful never to disconnect the drive or other linked devices while data is being transferred. The i.LINK Interface ® (also referred to as the CRX1600L) is a high ® ) Interface. The 1600L i.LINK drive is ®...
Sony, along with other industry leaders, helped develop the IEEE 1394 standard. IEEE 1394 is an industry standard serial communications common interface protocol as published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Designed to provide a high level of...
On the computer side, i.LINK technology allows up to 63 devices to be linked together without many of the rules and limitations of competing technologies such as SCSI. There are no addresses to set on the devices, no terminator needed at the end of the bus. The SCSI maximum is 15 devices with only a single host.
CD-RW drives are very versatile for transporting information to both older and newer CD and DVD ROM drives. CD-RW media can be read by newer CD-ROM and DVD drives. These newer drives are known as Multi Read cannot be read by older CD-ROM drives, the 1600L i.LINK drive can write to CD-R media which can be read by standard CD-ROM drives and CD players.
The speed at which a CD-ROM is written does not affect the speed at which that CD-ROM can be read. For example, a CD-ROM which was written at 2 can be read at 1 , 2 , 4 , 8 , 12 , 24 , 32 and so on. Buffer The 1600L i.LINK drive has a 4 megabyte data buffer, which protects against buffer underruns when writing to a disc.
Recording Methods The 1600L i.LINK drive has the capability to use several different recording methods. The descriptions of these methods in this manual are overviews of the subject. The methods are covered in greater detail in the software documentation. • Disc at Once: this is a recording method in which the entire disc is written in a single pass.
Most newer drives are Multi-Read drives which have the capability to read stamped CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs. Recommended Media CD-R: Sony 650 MB and 700 MB CD Recordable disc. CD-RW: Sony 650 MB high speed CD ReWritable disc. To achieve trouble free 12 recording speeds, be sure the CD-R media is certified for 12 or faster recording.
Chapter 2 Controls and Indicators This chapter shows the connectors, controls, and indicator lights of the 1600L i.LINK drive. For instructions on connecting and installing the drive to the computer, please consult “Chapter 3, Connecting to a Macintosh” located on page 16, or “Chapter 4, Connecting to a PC” located on page 20.
CD Tray The tray slides out of the unit. Place the media label side up with the reading and writing side down. CAUTION Putting anything other than CD, CD-R or CD-RW media may damage the unit and void your warranty. Emergency Eject Hole In the event that a CD cannot be ejected with the Eject Button and no software is controlling the drive , an emergency eject operation will...
Headphone Jack/Volume Control To listen to an audio CD from the CD-ROM unit you may insert a standard headphone cable into the headphone jack on the front of the unit. Most CD-ROM playing software packages have a utility that will allow you to listen to audio CDs directly from the 1600L i.LINK drive.
AC Power Inlet The 1600L i.LINK drive uses a 100 to 240V, 50-60 Hz, 1.2 amp maximum power supply. This will allow the unit to be attached to either 110 volt or 220 volt circuits. IEEE 1394 Cable and Connectors IEEE 1394 is commonly called either i.LINK or FireWire.
Chaining Multiple i.LINK devices Most devices have two connectors so you can chain devices link to link up to 17 devices serially. However, some devices have three ports so you can also branch devices. If a device has three i.LINK connectors branching may also be done. While 63 devices may be connected the limitation is still that only sixteen cables can be between any two devices (for counting purposes, these connectors are called “hops”).
Restrictions of IEEE 1394 You cannot violate the 63 device limitation. If an additional device is added beyond the 63 device limit none of the devices will be able to determine their position in the i.LINK chain, and so all devices will be unable to communicate.
The 1600L i.LINK drive should be used in an environment suitable for computer equipment. Dust, moisture and lack of adequate ventilation are common causes of device failure. You should install your CRX1600L in a location which is: • Clean • Dust Free •...
Inserting CD Discs Put the writable/readable side of the CD media facing down in the tray, the label side up. Press the Insert/Eject button to retract the tray. CAUTION Insert only CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media into the 1600L i.LINK CD tray to avoid damaging the unit and voiding the warranty.
OS 8.6, 9.0.4, 9.1 • 32 Mb RAM • Apple FireWire 2.1 or higher software required Make sure that your package contains all the items listed: CRX1600L external CD-RW drive 6 foot i.LINK cable AC power cord Software CD-ROM (for Macintosh) 1 blank high speed CD-RW disc User’s Guide...
Installation Instructions Unpack all essential materials and verify that all items are present. Locate the port with the FireWire symbol. G4 and Blue & White G3 A p p le C o m C u p e p u te rt in o r, In c , C A...
Insert the connector of the i.LINK cable to the FireWire port of the Macintosh. G4 and Blue & White G3 iMac DV...
Attach the power cord to the CRX1600L. Attach the i.LINK cable to the drive’s interface connector. Power on the CRX1600L. Power on the Macintosh if it was shut down. Install the software and load the drivers as instructed by the software documentation (or from the Quick Start guide).
• Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Windows 2000, Windows ME • 32 Mb RAM • i.LINK (IEEE 1394) built-in or with expansion card Make sure that your package contains all the items listed: CRX1600L external CD-RW drive 6 foot i.LINK cable AC power cord Software CD-ROM (for Windows) 1 blank high speed CD-RW disc User’s Guide...
Installation Instructions Unpack all essential materials and verify that all items are present. Install the i.LINK (IEEE 1394/FireWire) expansion card per the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Insert the connector of the i.LINK cable to the i.LINK port of the expansion card. Continued...
Attach the power cord to the CRX1600L. Attach the i.LINK cable to the drive’s interface connector. Power on the CRX1600L. Power on the PC if it was shut down. Install the software and load the drivers as instructed by the software documentation (or from the Quick Start guide).
CD-ROM Media. Large production runs of CDs are stamped to create the pits. The Sony 1600L i.LINK drive burns recordable CD media, or alters the state of the substance within CD-RW media to change its reflectivity by means of a finely controlled laser beam.
Symptom You cannot access the device through software Unable to Create Multisession disc Failed writing a CD using CD-R or CD-RW media Good Questions • Are both ends of the i.LINK cable connected? • Are i.LINK devices connected and turned off that cannot pass the signal through when powered off? •...
• It is possible that directory information is corrupt on the volume making it unreadable. • Check software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. • Use Sony Recommended Media. CD-R: 74 min Sony CD- Recordable discs CD-RW: 74 min Sony High Speed CD- ReWritable discs.
Please keep track of the steps you have taken with as much information about your computer system as you can. If you have any trouble resolving the problem, please call the Sony Technical Support Center and convey your troubleshooting steps.
Glossary Access times The average amount of time to access an item of data. Amorphous Lacking shape, or in mineral terms, not crystalline. Amorphous could be taken to mean a liquid or gel like state. In terms of CD-RW the important aspect is that the material will remain stable in this state (not change out of this state unless acted upon by an outside force of great...
A device on the SCSI bus is either a host or target. The host is also known as the initiator. i.LINK The trademark for IEEE 1394 proposed and registered by Sony Electronics. Jumper (Configuration Jumper) A metal bridge encased in plastic that when placed across jumper configuration pins will complete an electric circuit.
Multi-Session means several sessions can be written to, and read from CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media. Personal Computer. Sometimes also a term for IBM PC or Windows Compatible PC. In this user’s guide the term “PC” means Windows or Windows NT compatible PC, as opposed to Macintosh, or a UNIX based computer.
System Intensive An operation that requires the greatest speed from the computer system. If other programs are running at the same time or in the background they may slow the overall speed of the computer, so that the system intensive operation will fail. WORM Write Once Read Many.
Index AC power 10, 11 Access times 27, 29 Amorphous 4, 29 Analog 29 Archiving 3, 6, 29 ATAPI 29 Bi-directional Cable 3, 29 Buffer 5 Buffer size 5, 24 Buffer underrun 5 Busy Indicator LED 8 CAV 27, 28, 29 CD Extra 5 CD speeds 4, 24 CD TEXT 5...