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Yamaha CRW2100SX Series Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Fcc Information

    This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
  • Page 3: Laser Information

    Laser Product Class: Class 1 Laser Diode Properties Wavelength: 780-787 nm Pulse Durations and Max. Output at the lens of the Laser Pickup Unit Read Mode: 0.7mW (Continuous) Write Mode: Max. 38mW (for 166ns, Min. Cycle 86.6ns) Laserprodukt-Klasse: Klasse 1 Eigenschaften der Laserdiode Wellenlänge: 780-787 nm Impulsdauer und max.
  • Page 5 OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, fire or damage to the device. Return the device immediately to the store at which it was purchased or alternatively, to the nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
  • Page 7 Otherwise, dust can build up inside the device, increasing the risk of fire or damage. For information about servicing charges, contact the store at which the device was purchased or alternatively, the nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this manual). The device should be serviced about once a year.
  • Page 8 WARRANTY YAMAHA AND SUPPLIERS ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR THE LOSS OF ANY DATA OR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED AS A RESULT. AS A PRECAUTION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE DISCS BE TESTED AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN TO.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    This document may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, transmitted or reduced to any electronic medium of machine readable form without prior consent in writing from Yamaha. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Features of the CRW2100SX Drive High speed The CRW2100SX drive supports up to 16X speed writing of a CD-R disc, and up to 10X speed writing of a CD-RW disc. For example, an audio CD (79 minutes/ 700MB) can be created in approximately 5 minutes. With newly adopted Partial CAV writing method (See the following column), you can write a disc by directly transferring content data from a 32X-speed or faster CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 11 *4 If you attempt to write at 16X or 12X speed but the CRW2100SX drive detects that the quality of a target CD-R disc and other things are inappropriate for such speeds, the drive will automatically slow down the writing speed optimally for the disc.
  • Page 12: Before Use

    Before Use System Requirements In order to use the CRW2100SX drive, your computer system will need to meet the following set of requirements. n The CRW2100SX drive may not write at a maximum speed depending on your computer’ s system configuration.
  • Page 13 Macintosh does not have a built-in SCSI connector, you will need to purchase a PCI bus SCSI card. (Yamaha recommends Adaptec’ s PowerDomain 2930U card.) n For details about how to install the SCSI card, refer to the documentation that came with it.
  • Page 14: Supported Discs

    The CRW2100SX drive can write to discs that carry the following logos. CD-R discs The CRW2100SX drive can write to these discs at 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, 12X, or 16X speed. These discs can be played back in a CD-ROM drive or a CD player.
  • Page 15: Tools

    About CD-ROM A CD-ROM disc is a compact disc containing high-density read-only data. It has many applications, including the playback of music and video, the archiving of data, as well as on-line documentation. The following are descriptions of each CD-ROM format: CD-DA: Up to 79 minutes of stereo audio is written in 16-bit resolution at a sampling rate of 44.1kHz for a 79 minutes disc.
  • Page 16: Front And Rear Of Unit

    Front and Rear of Unit Front Panel The CRW2100SX drive’ s front panel features the following: Power switch Disc tray Press this button to The tray is used to power up the drive hold the disc. It slides or to turn it off.
  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel The CRW2100SX drive’ s rear panel features the following: TERMINATOR switch This enables the drive’s built-in SCSI termination. Switch this to “ON” if your drive is the last device on the SCSI chain. Otherwise, switch it to “OFF.” (P.13)
  • Page 18: Setup Flowchart

    Setup Flowchart These flowcharts show the procedure for setting up the CRW2100SX drive. For easy cross-referencing, the relevant pages in this manual are also given. Windows Users STEP Do you have a SCSI card? STEP Check that the SCSI card is recognized correctly (P.22)
  • Page 19: Macintosh Users

    STEP Does your Macintosh have a built-in SCSI connector? STEP Set up the CRW2100SX drive 1. Set the switches at the rear of the drive. (P.12, 13) 2. Connect the SCSI and power cables, then switch the drive on. (P.18-20)
  • Page 20: Setup Procedures

    Setup Procedures Serial Number Once you have taken the CRW2100SX drive out of its packaging, you should immediately note down the serial number found at the rear of the drive under the bar code. You may need to refer to this number when requesting Customer Support services.
  • Page 21 The SCSI ID number for each device on the chain must be unique. Make sure the CRW2100SX drive’ s SCSI ID number is not the same as that of any other device on the chain. By factory default, the CRW2100SX is assigned ID number “1” but this can be changed.
  • Page 22 Terminators prevent SCSI signals from being reflected off the last device in the chain. The SCSI terminator switch should be set to “ON” if your CRW2100SX drive is the last device on the SCSI chain. If it is not the last device on the chain, the TERMINATOR switch should be set to “OFF .”...
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Crw2100Sx Drive

    SCSI cable. You will also need to connect the included power cable between the drive and an electrical outlet. Verifying the Hardware Installation Before you can begin using your CRW2100SX drive, you need to verify that it has been installed and recognized correctly. Setup Procedures...
  • Page 24 If you proceed without doing this, you run the risk of receiving an electric shock and/or short-circuiting and damaging components including the CRW2100SX drive. 2 Remove the outer casing of the computer. If you need to remove screws in the process, make sure you don’t lose them.
  • Page 25 3 Touch a metal part of the computer’ s chassis or power supply unit to drain any static charge that may have built up inside your body. Drain any static charge You can permanently damage equipment if you touch it while there is any static charge in your body.
  • Page 26 Setup Procedures 5 Insert your SCSI card into the slot using both hands. Make sure it is seated firmly in the slot. Then secure the card by replacing the screw used for the blanking plate. 6 Attach the outer casing of the computer and any screws that were removed. Then reconnect the computer to the electrical outlet but do not power it up yet.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Drive

    Setup Procedures Connecting the Drive 1 Connect one end of the SCSI cable to your SCSI card. SCSI card connector Connect SCSI cable...
  • Page 28 Setup Procedures The CRW2100SX drive requires a D-sub half-pitch 50-pin pin-type connector. The connector of your SCSI card may vary. You will need to purchase a SCSI cable with connectors suitable for both your drive and your SCSI card. The following are the most common types of SCSI connector:...
  • Page 29 2 Connect the other end of the SCSI cable to the rear of your CRW2100SX drive. Either SCSI connector may be used. Connect SCSI cable 3 Connect the D-shaped end of the included power cable to the AC IN socket at the rear of your CRW2100SX drive.
  • Page 30 Setup Procedures 4 Power up your CRW2100SX drive first, then your computer. n When you power up the CRW2100SX, make sure the LED on the front panel blinks in green attempting reading disc information. (P . 32) Power ON Always power up the devices in your SCSI chain before powering up your computer.
  • Page 31: Verifying The Hardware Installation

    For Windows 2000, double-click “System” in the “Control Panel,” select the “Hardware” tab, and click the “Device Manager” button in “System Properties.” * This is a screen shown in the Windows 98 mark etc. next to the icon for the CRW2100SX drive or the Second Edition environment. Setup Procedures...
  • Page 32 For details about how to install and use the software, refer to the documentation that came with it. Macintosh Users To check that the CRW2100SX drive is recognized correctly, you will need to use the Apple System Profiler. 1 When your CRW2100SX drive and computer have powered up, install the CD writing software.
  • Page 33: Operation

    You can load and eject a disc (as described below) only when the CRW2100SX is powered on. Loading a Disc 1 Open the tray by pressing the Eject button on the CRW2100SX drive’ s front panel. 2 Place the disc onto the tray with its label or printing facing upward.
  • Page 34: Ejecting A Disc In An Emergency

    You should attempt to eject a disc manually only as a last resort. Malfunctions may occur if you do this too frequently. 1 Power down the computer and the CRW2100SX drive. 2 Find a pin-like tool with a diameter of 2mm or less to fit through the Manual Eject hole on the drive’s front panel.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    Is the drive’ s power cable attached correctly, and does the drive power up? Also, is the SCSI cable connected correctly? If the system has started up normally, you will be able to see the CRW2100SX drive and SCSI card listed in Control Panel | System | Device Manager tab. The drive will be listed as “Yamaha CRW2100S”...
  • Page 36 The drive does not operate correctly. Is the disc compatible with the CRW2100SX drive? n Even if the disc is of a type compatible with the CRW2100SX drive, some varieties of discs can still be unreadable on it. Is there dust on the disc tray or on the disc itself? Is the terminator of the last device in the SCSI chain set to “ON.”...
  • Page 37 • Close other applications (including screen savers, task schedulers, etc.). n Errors can occur if you knock the CRW2100SX drive while it is writing to disc. n When using packet writing on a CD-RW disc, the actual data capacity is 100MB less than that stated on the cover of the disc.
  • Page 38: Appendix

    Appendix Writing Modes Disc-at-Once (DAO) This mode is used when writing a complete disc in a single pass without pausing. Data cannot be added later, even if the full capacity of the blank disc has not been used. Example: General CD-ROM Session 1 Lead-in Example: Audio CD...
  • Page 39 Session-at-Once (SAO) As a writing method that combines the advantages of the above-mentioned “Disc- at-Once” and “Track-at-Once,” you can combine multiple tracks into one session and write them, and then add additional data. For example, this is the writing method used to create a CD EXTRA format CD. The music tracks will be recorded in the first session, and the data will be recorded in the second session.
  • Page 40: About The Firmware

    Appendix About the firmware Firmware is a small piece of software built into the CRW2100SX drive, and is used to operate the drive. Since it resides in flash memory, it can be overwritten and updated. To ensure more reliable operations and enhanced performance of the drive, updates to the firmware will be made available.
  • Page 41: Led Indicator Messages

    Macintosh Users Use your CD writing software to check the firmware version of your CRW2100SX drive. For details about how to use the software, refer to the documentation that came with it. LED Indicator Messages The following LED messages while the CRW2100SX drive is turned on.
  • Page 42: Crw2100Sx Specifications

    Appendix CRW2100SX Specifications Supported Formats CD-DA CD-G CD TEXT CD-ROM (*1) Mixed Mode CD-ROM (CD-ROM+CD-DA) CD-ROM XA (*1) Photo CD (*1) Video CD CD-i CD EXTRA (*1) *1: includes multisession *2: suitable disc required Note) Excludes ADPCM Encode/Decode & Video Encode/Decode functions.
  • Page 43 Data Transfer Rate (Mode 1) Burst Transfer Rate Data Buffer Size Average Random Access Time Sector Size Interface Installing style Disc Loading Type Audio Out Voltage Rating Current Draw Power Consumption Operating Environment Dimension (includes projection) Weight 1X: 150KB/sec. 12X: 1,800KB/sec. 2X: 300KB/sec.
  • Page 44 Appendix The CRW2100SX series complies with the following specifications Compliance Specifications Country / Region Category Item Safety Electrical Laser Emission Canada Safety Electrical Emission Safety Electrical Laser Emission Immunity Australia Emission New Zealand Singapore Safety Electrical Hong Kong South Africa...
  • Page 45: Index

    Index AC IN socket ... 8, 20 Active Desktop ... 28 BIOS ... 26 Buffer Underrun ... 4, 28 CD TEXT ... 1 CD-DA ... 6 CD-R discs ... 5 CD-RW discs ... 5 CDR ID selector switch ... 8, 12 Data CD ...
  • Page 47 Bei weiteren Fragen wenden Sie sich Sitte an Ihren Händler oder eine der folgenden Firmen. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche figurant dans la liste suivante : Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con su distribuidor o una de las...