Sony SPRESSA Professional CD-ReWritable User Manual

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Sony CRX160E Maximum Performance
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  • Page 1 SPRESSA™ Professional CD-ReWritable Sony CRX160E Maximum Performance CD-ReWritable Recorder Technical Support Technical Support can be reached from 8am to 8pm, Central Time, Monday through Saturday. Please have your model number, serial number, date of purchase and receipt handy before calling Technical Support.
  • Page 2 MODEL NUMBER: CRX160E HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF. FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH Sony, Spressa, the Sony logo and the Spressa logo are trademarks of PART 15 CLASS B Sony. OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the Corporation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Multi-Read (MR) drives. And even though CD-RW media cannot be read by older CD-ROM drives, the Sony CRX160E can write to CD-R media which can be read by standard CD-ROM drives and Audio CD Players. CRX160E User’s Guide...
  • Page 5: How Cd-R And Cd-Rw Work

    CD, to a crystalline state full, causing the recording to abort. which resembles “land.” The laser beam of the Sony CRX160E changes the crystalline state to the amorphous CD Formats Supported state by use of a laser to quickly heat the spot on the disc, forming a mark.
  • Page 6: Recording Methods

    • Variable and fixed packet recording; typically used by back-up software and Drive Letter Access software to CD-R: Sony 74 min. CD-Recordable disc. add files and folders at a time, instead of CD-RW: Sony 74 min. CD-ReWritable disc. tracks/sessions at a time.
  • Page 7: Reliability

    Controls and Indicators Chapter 2 This chapter shows the connectors, controls, and indicator Reliability lights of the CRX160E. For instructions on connecting and The CRX160E has a mean time between failure (MTBF) installing the drive to the computer, please consult rating of 100,000 power on hours (POH) at 25% duty.
  • Page 8: Headphone Jack/Volume Control

    Insert/Eject Button Headphone Jack/Volume Control Pressing on the eject button when the power is on will eject To listen to an audio CD from the CD-ROM unit you may the CD. Depending on the Software being used with the insert a standard headphone cable into the headphone jack. CRX160E, this button may not appear operational.
  • Page 9: Drive Configuration Jumper

    Drive Configuration Jumper General Use Suggestions The drive configuration jumpers set your drive to be a The CRX160E is intended for installation in a PC and master or slave drive on the EIDE port. The default position should be used in an environment suitable for computer is with the jumper in the Master position.
  • Page 10: Chapter 3 Installing Your Crx160E

    Installing Your CRX160E Chapter 3 This chapter describes the installation procedures for installing the CRX160E in a PC. Requirements ® • Pentium II/400Mhz or faster PC Computer. • At least 32 MB RAM. ® • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows ®...
  • Page 11 4. Remove the cover of the computer Follow Electrostatic Discharge procedures any time you There are precautions you should be aware of any time open the computer. These procedures include: you are opening the computer: Electrostatic Discharge Precautions Make sure the computer is OFF when performing any There are a variety of removal or installation.
  • Page 12 manufacturers have the EIDE connectors in different 6. Set the CRX160E drive configuration jumpers. locations. The configurations inside the machine are usually clearly marked. However, the easiest way to Each IDE port can support two devices. The position of the locate the EIDE connector is to follow the cable as it is devices does not determine whether the device is Master or connected to existing CD drive or hard drive.
  • Page 13 The CRX160E comes pre-configured as an IDE Master device 7. Install the CRX160E drive. as shown below with the Master pin jumpered. To install the CRX160E drive, position the drive in the drive bay so that the screw holes of the drive are Audio Master Pin IDE ATAPI...
  • Page 14 Attach the EIDE cable so that the red line that signifies Pin 1 of the cable is aligned with Pin 1 on the CRX160E. Although the cables that Sony includes with the unit are keyed so that they may only be installed properly, 11.
  • Page 15: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    CD-ROM Media. Large production runs of CDs are stamped to create the pits. The Sony CRX160E 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...
  • Page 16 Symptom Good Questions Actions Symptom Good Questions Actions Failed writing a CD You cannot access the • Buffer Underrun • Make sure you • Are cables seated • Use the Device using CD-R or device through (Something has have the latest bus properly? Manager in the CD-RW media...
  • Page 17: Appendix A Contacting Technical Support

    If you have any trouble resolving the problem, please call the Sony Technical • Use eject button Support Center and convey your troubleshooting steps.
  • Page 18: Specifications

    Specifications HOST INTERFACE Enhanced IDE/ATAPI READ FUNCTION, Acceptable Discs CD-ROM mode-1 data discs, CD-ROM XA discs, CD Audio discs, Mixed Mode, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I discs, CD-I Ready Discs, Photo CD (Single and Multisession), Video CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs WRITE FUNCTION, Applicable Formats CD-ROM (Mode 1), CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, Audio-combined CD-ROM - Mixed Mode, CD-I, †Video CD, CD Text, CD Extra...
  • Page 19: Glossary

    Glossary BUFFER MEMORY (Read/Write) Access times. The average Buffer. RAM Cache that is 4 Megabytes amount of time to access an faster than the data is being DISC DIAMETER item of data. delivered. Buffers are used so 12 cm (8 cm Read Only) data may be stored and Amorphous.
  • Page 20 write to recordable CD-R Power. Electronic components omponent that drives devices moving to the proper track on media. require direct current which is or components, such as drives, record, then wait for the a current maintained at a or EIDE or SCSI buses. proper place on that track to CD-RW drive.
  • Page 21 Land or Pits. Mass produced Means of measuring Record a CD. Burn a CD, and Writing from the media is CD-ROM are a stamped media throughput. Writing a CD. Uses special CD- a much slower operation, so with indentations physically Recordable discs which can be the sustained transfer test is Megabyte.
  • Page 22: Index

    Index Access /Power light, 7 Headphone jack, 7, 9 Access time, 29, 31 Headphones, 7, 9 Amorphous, 2, 31 Host, 33 Archive, 1, 5, 31 Jumper, 9, 10-11, 18 ATAPI, 9, 31 Kodak Photo CD, 4 Audio connections, 9, 10 Land, 2, 34 Buffer size, 3, 30 Lead in, 34...

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