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E1456
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CRW-5232AS
52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive
User Guide
Revised Edition V2
December 2003

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  • Page 1 E1456 ® CRW-5232AS 52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive User Guide Revised Edition V2 December 2003...
  • Page 2: Asus Contact Information

    Tel. General +1-502-995-0883 +1-502-608-4555 Notebook +1-501-739-3777 E-mail tmd1@asus.com Support fax +1-502-933-8713 Web site usa.asus.com Support e-mail tsd@asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Technical Support Ratingen, Germany Telephone +49-2102-95990 Telephone +49-2102-95990 +49-2102-959910 +49-2102-959911 Online support www.asuscom.de/support Online contact www.asuscom.de/sales...
  • Page 3 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents ASUS contact information ..............2 Notices ....................6 Safety information .................. 8 Installation notices ................8 Using the device ................. 9 Conventions used in this guide ............10 Package contents ................11 Welcome ....................12 Product introduction ................12 Specifications ...................
  • Page 5 Ejecting a disc from the drive ............35 Using the emergency eject pinhole ..........36 Using compact discs ................38 Cleaning a disc ................. 38 Handling a disc ................. 38 Technical information ................39 Environmental specifications ............39 Electrical and audio specifications ........... 40 ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 6: Notices

    If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 7 This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Safety information Observe the following precautions before installing and using the ASUS CRW-5232AS drive. Installation notices Do not place this Do not place this device in an unstable device under direct position, or on sunlight, or in humid vibrating surfaces.
  • Page 9: Using The Device

    Do not place damaged or warped discs inside the device. A warped disc may break while in use and damage the device. • Do not place discs into the device immediately if they came from a cold environment, specially during cold seasons. Wait until the discs have reached room temperature. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 10: Conventions Used In This Guide

    CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 11: Package Contents

    Check if the following items are present and in good condition upon opening your CRW-5232AS drive package. Contact your retailer if any of the items is damaged or missing. • ASUS CRW-5232AS internal IDE drive • IDE cable • Mounting screw set •...
  • Page 12: Welcome

    Welcome Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-5232AS drive! Read the instructions and important information in this guide for proper use and installation of this device. Product introduction Specifications The CRW-5232AS has the following specifications. Speeds 52X, 48X, 40X, 32X, 24X, 16X, 8X, 4X writes...
  • Page 13: Specifications

    DOS 6.xx, Linux operating system DC 5 x (1 ± 5%)V Power Supply DC 12 x (1 ± 10%)V Dimensions 149 (w) x 41.5 (h) x 171.2 (d) mm Mass 830 g Refer to “Technical Information” on page 39 for detailed specifications. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 14: Features

    Features The ASUS CRW-5232AS is a CD-RW drive with 52X-write, 32X-rewrite, and 52X-read capabilities. The drive complies with the AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) specification and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies in CD recording. Designed to be shorter than common internal CD-RW drives, the ASUS CRW-5232AS is an ideal optical drive solution for mini-PC systems.
  • Page 15 FlextraSpeed™ Technology The ASUS FlextraSpeed™ technology provides the optimum solution to ensure quality recording when using discs that require flexible speeds. The CRW-5232AS drive employs this technology that allows automatic recording speed adjustment based on the recording media. In addition to the fact that there are low and high quality recording media, various other factors such as dye layer, temperature, humidity, dust, fingerprints, etc.,...
  • Page 16 FlextraLink™ Technology The ASUS FlextraLink™ technology provides a seamless combination of flexibility and ultra-reliable recording quality. FlextraLink™ incorporates a flexible strategy that prevents buffer underrun problems caused by an empty data buffer.
  • Page 17 Buffer Buffer Memory Memory Write Data Recording with Write Data Write process stops; Write process continues FlextraLink™ waits until there is until writing is complete Technology enough data for writing ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 18 Double Dynamic Suspension System (DDSS II) The DDSS II is an enhanced follow up to the DDSS anti-vibration system developed by ASUS. The DDSS technology is designed to reduce the vibration generated from spindle rotation of over 8900 rpm of CD-RW drives. The DDSS II improves this feature by handling up to over 10,000 rpm of the new CD-RW drives.
  • Page 19 DDSS / DDSS II Design Structure ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 20 CAV method allows faster recording speed because the rotation speed does not have to change when the head writes data to different areas of the disc. This is primarily advantageous for computer applications. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 21 CAV Recording Method Speed Time ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 22: Front Panel

    This tray holds the disc. Open the loading tray by pressing the STOP/EJECT Button. Place a CD on the tray with the label side up. Press the STOP/EJECT Button or push the front part of the tray to load the disc. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 23 (if one is currently loaded in the drive). When in PLAY mode, press this button to skip to the next track on the disc. 8. STOP/EJECT button Press this button to eject the disc loading tray. When in PLAY mode, press this button to stop playing the disc. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 24: Rear Panel

    10. Analog audio connector This connector is for an analog signal output cable. 11. Jumper terminals These pins allow you to select either Master, Slave, or Cable Select mode for the CD-ROM device. Refer to page 28 for jumper terminal settings. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 25 13. Power connector This DC connector is for a 4-pin power cable from the system power supply. The jumper pins on the leftmost part of the rear panel are factory test pins. DO NOT cover these pins with jumperblocks. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 26: Installation

    Transmission rate: 2 MB/s or more 1. Avoid using a hard disk that thermally calibrates during operation. 2. Do not insert damaged or warped disc in the drive to avoid potential body injury or damage to the drive. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 27: Setting The Jumper Terminals

    Refer to next page for an explanation of each drive mode. Select your desired mode by placing the jumper cap over the pins. Put the jumper caps properly over the pins to avoid damage to the drive. Jumper terminals ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 28 CRW-5232AS drive as either Primary or Secondary Slave. Cable Select Mode Cover the two pins labeled CS if your computer supports a Cable Select (CSEL) signal. You need an exclusive interface cable for this mode. Refer to your computer manual for details. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 29: Installing The Crw-5232As Drive

    Installing the CRW-5232AS drive Follow these steps to install the drive into the computer chassis. Refer to your computer manual for specific instructions on opening the chassis and installing drives. 1. Remove the cover of an empty 5.25-inch drive bay. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 30 2. Carefully insert the drive into the bay and push it inward until it is flushed to the chassis front panel. The holes on the sides of the drive should align with the holes on the drive bay. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 31 Depending on the space on your chassis, you may need to connect the drive cables before securing the drive into the chassis. For cable connections, proceed to the following section, “Connecting the Drive Cables.” ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 32: Connecting The Drive Cables

    All the cable plugs are slotted so that they fit in only one orientation. If a plug does not fit in completely, try reversing it. DO NOT use too much force when fitting the cable plugs. Replace the computer cover according to your computer manual. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 33: Crw-5232As Drive Basics

    The following discs are recommended for use with the CRW-5232AS drive. CD-R: Mitsubishi Chemical, Prodisc, Ritek, Taiyo, Yuden, TDK CD-RW: AMT, CMC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Prodisc, Ricoh, Ritek Placing a disc into the drive 1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 34 (printed) side up. If you are using a 12-cm disc, place it 12-cm Disc on the outer circular border of the tray. If you are using an 8-cm disc, place it 8-cm Disc on the inner circular border. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 35: Ejecting A Disc From The Drive

    1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. 2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray. 3. Press the drive STOP/EJECT button or lightly push the center of the drive tray to load the tray back into the drive. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 36: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    To eject the drive tray using the emergency pinhole: 1. Insert the Emergency Eject Pin that came with the drive package into the Emergency Eject Pinhole. You may also use a paper clip or any pointed rod small enough to fit into the emergency eject pinhole. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 37 2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the disc. Do not force the tray open. Wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to avoid breaking the tray panel. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 38: Using Compact Discs

    Cleaning a disc Spray the disc with compressed air for about five seconds to get rid of the dust on a disc. Handling a disc Hold a disc by the edges. Do not touch the disc surface. ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 39: Technical Information

    Read Mode: 45 dBa TYP Reliability MTBF: 100,000 power on hours ODC (Read): 20% of power on time ODC (Write): 1% of power on time Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) 30 minutes * ODC - Operating Duty Cycle ASUS CRW-5232AS...
  • Page 40: Electrical And Audio Specifications

    ATAPI terminal 40-pin Audio out 4-pin (analog) 2-pin (digital) Audio No. of channels 2 (stereo) Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz Quantization 16 bits Distortion 0.2% max. (at 1 kHz) S/N ratio 70 dB Line Out 0.70 V rms (typical) ASUS CRW-5232AS...