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Sony CRX230A Product Information

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This product offers the following features.
Features "Power-Burn conformed"
technology to prevent buffer under-run
An internal CD-RW drive with ATAPI
(EIDE) interface for PCs.
"Power-Burn conformed" is used to refer to a
CD-R/RW that uses CD-R/RW recording
Writes up to 52 speed on CD-R disc
technology (ICs and/or firmware) other than
Power-Burn, but provides performance equivalent
Writes up to 32 speed on CD-RW disc
to that of Sony original Power-Burn technology
based on the Power-Burn concept.
Reads CD-ROM discs at up to 52
With the Turbo Boost function, easily
• Writing speed may automatically be adjusted
depending on the disc specified speed or disc
switch from the default 40 read/write
conditions such as weight imbalance and eccentricity.
speed to 52 speed.*
• 1 and 2 writing speed and discs are not supported.
* For details, see "Turbo Boost Function" below.
System Requirements
This CD-RW drive can be used in systems
At least 32 MB RAM (64 MB or higher
with the following capabilities.
At least 1 GB available hard disk space
CPU: Pentium 266 MHz or higher
One available EIDE (ATAPI) interface
For stable writing performance at high
connection with DMA capability
speeds, the CPU speed should be
One empty 5-inch half-height drive bay
considerably higher than the above
One available internal +12 V/+5 V power
minimum requirement. For writing at
52 speed, a Pentium II/400 MHz or
higher is recommended.
PC/AT-compatible PC
• The above system configuration is given as a
minimum requirement for a system on which basic
98 Second Edition
CD-RW writing performance can be obtained. In
actual use, the requirements for the writing software
2000 Professional
and "Windows" also have to be taken into
Millennium Edition
consideration. (Normally, these requirements will be
XP Home Edition
higher than the above specifications.)
XP Professional
• The drive cannot be assured to operate properly if
connected to an ATAPI interface adapter card (we
cannot guarantee compatibility or offer user support).
Package Contents
Please verify that the package includes the following accessories with the drive when
If any of these items appears to be missing or damaged, please contact your supplier.
• CD-RW drive
• 40-pin ATAPI (IDE) flat cable
• Screws ( 4)
• Product Information (this document)
• Software Quick Start Guide
• Quick Start Guide (for ATAPI (EIDE) Interface Drive)
• Software disc
• Warranty cards
To guard against possible loss or damage, be sure to make a backup copy of the provided software disc on a CD-R
disc or other media. The software disc is not sold separately.
Please Record Responsibly
Before copying anything onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc, make sure that you are not violating
copyright laws. Most software companies allow you to make a backup or archive copy of
software. Check your software license agreement for details.
Turbo Boost Function
The default read/write speed of this drive is
Press the Eject button for five
40 speed. With a single touch, you can
activate the Turbo Boost function, making
The Busy indicator blinks twice and the
the read/write speed 52 speed.
speed switches to 52 speed. (The Turbo
Boost function is active.)
• On rare occasions, some discs may not be able to
tolerate 52 speed, causing them to break. We
• When you want to write at 52 speed, insert the disc
recommend that you do not use deeply scratched,
into the drive, activate the Turbo Boost function, and
brittle, or other discs that may break at 52 speed.
then start writing to the disc.
• The Turbo Boost function does not increase read/write
• When writing with the Turbo Boost function, the Busy
speed with CD-RW discs.
indicator blinks more rapidly than usual. (About twice
as fast as when writing at the default write speed.)
Insert a disc into the drive.
• When you open the disc tray, the speed reverts to its
The speed when you insert a disc is
default of 40 speed.
normally 40 speed.
• The Turbo Boost function does not guarantee a 52
write speed. Depending on the condition of the disc
you are using, the speed may be lower.
Compatible discs
Buffer under-run error protection
CD Extra (CD+)
Operating Environment
Video CD
5 to 40 °C
Photo CD
Disc diameter
12 cm
Power and Miscellaneous
8 cm (reading only)
DC +5 V
1.5 A
This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the Compact
DC +12 V
1.5 A
Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please
be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the
Approx. 145.8
41.3 165 mm (W H D)
CD standard and may not be playable by this product.
(excluding front bezel)
When you use this unit as an audio CD player, please use compact discs
with the following mark.
Approx. 0.9 kg (drive only)
Writing Systems
Drive interface
ATAPI (EIDE)-compliant
Packet writing
Drive Inquiry
Vender Identification = "SONY"
Data transfer rate
Product Identification = "CD-RW
Up to 7800 KB/s (52 speed)
Access time
Buffer capacity
Average random stroke CD-ROM
100 ms
2 MB
When using the Turbo Boost function.
The maximum data transfer rate depends on the
Please note that specifications and
capabilities of the host PC.
appearance may be subject to change
without notice.
Product and Support Information
Sony Global Sites Information
Product purchased in the USA:*
Product purchased in Taiwan:*
Product purchased in Canada:
Product purchased in Korea:*
Product purchased in Australia or New
Product purchased in Brazil:
Product purchased in the Middle East:
Product purchased in Europe:*
* Local Web sites for computer peripheral products
Product purchased in Hong Kong:*
About the Bundled Writing Software
Detailed information about the supplied
writing software is available on the Web
Product purchased in China:*
sites of the software manufacturers and
software distributors. (Accessible from the
links in each software application)
Product Purchase in Singapore:
Technical Support
Please consult the above sources before
Product purchased in Australia or New
calling with questions about using this
Zealand (Sony Australia Limited):
product, or with technical questions about
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
the drive or the supplied software. If using
• Toll Free: (Australia) 1300-13-7669
telephone or e-mail support, please have the
(NZ) 0800-7669-7895
following information available:
• E-mail:
• Model number: CRX230A
Product purchased in Europe:
• Serial number
Monday to Friday
• Date and place of purchase
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CET
• Computer maker and model number
(Except December 25
and January 1
• Austria
0179 567 397
• Computer specifications (CPU speed,
• Belgium
027 173 220 / 027 173 221
memory size, OS version, etc.)
• Denmark
70 112 107
• Writing software used (version, etc.)
• Finland
01080 6570
• France
0803 827962
Local technical support service is
• Germany
01805 987 986
available only in the following
• Greece
00800 4412 1175
sales regions:
• Ireland
• Italy
Product purchased in the USA
• Luxembourg
034 208 083 60
(Sony Electronics Inc.):
• Netherlands
020 346 9404
• Norway
810 01 005
Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CT
• Portugal
214 154 221
• Toll Free: 1-800-588-3847
• Spain
901 120 105
• Free telephone support is offered for 90
• Sweden
0858 769 241
days from your first call.
• Switzerland
084 424 6336 / 084 423 7337
• United Kingdom 0870 240 2410
Product purchased in Canada
• E-mail:
(Sony of Canada Limited):
24 hours / 7 days a week
Product purchased in Singapore
• Toll Free: 1-800-961-7669
(Sony Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.):
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Storage Support Hotline (not toll free):
• E-mail:
Safety Regulations
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this document could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
As the laser beam in the CRX230A 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.
The use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
This label is located on the top of the drive unit enclosure.
Dieses Etikett befindet sich an der Oberseite des Laufwerksgehäuses.
The CD-RW drive is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located at the top of the enclosure.
Bei diesem CD-RW-Laufwerk handelt es sich um
ein Laser-Produkt der Klasse 1.
Das Etikett mit der Aufschrift LASER KLASSE 1
PRODUKT befindet sich auf der Oberseite des
FCC Compliance:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 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 encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call the telephone number listed in the "Product and
Support Information" section. The telephone number below is not for customer service, but for official
purposes only.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
CE Sicherheitsbestimmungen
Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die Verwendung in folgender / folgenden
• Wohngegenden
• Gewerbegebiete
• Leichtindustriegebiete
(Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)
• Power-Burn and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Pentium is a registrated trademark of Intel Corporation.
• Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
manufacturers, although the
and ® marks are not used in the text.
Before using this device, be sure to read the end-user license agreements for the software provided with your
Our product warranty is valid only when the supplied accessories (including software) are used in the
specified or recommended system environment, in accordance with the documentation, and applies
only to the CD-RW drive. Our customer service and user support apply only under these product
warranty conditions.
Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for failure of the computer or other devices,
incompatibility with special hardware, operating problems caused by improper installation of software,
loss of data, discs or other accidental or incidental damage that might occur when using this product.
The guarantee and user support for this product are valid only within the countries or sales regions
specified on the warranty card.
Copyright laws prohibit the copying in part or in full of the supplied software and documentation, or
loaning the software, without obtaining permission of the copyright holder.
We cannot accept responsibility for any direct or indirect financial damage or loss of profit that might
occur when using the supplied software.
The supplied software can only be used with this product.
Specifications of the supplied software may be changed without notice in the interest in product
CD-RW Drive
Product Information
Included Documents
Quick Start Guide
Software Quick Start Guide
Electronic manual on the software disc
Warranty cards
Product Information (this document)
2003 Sony Corporation
Please refer to this manual together with the "ATAPI Interface Drive User's Guide" in the attached Software
Disc, which carries more detailed information.
Reportez-vous au présent manuel ainsi qu'au document intitulé "Lecteur d'interface ATAPI - Guide de
l'utilisateur" contenu sur le disque du logiciel accompagnant ce produit pour plus de détails.
Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte diesem Handbuch sowie der "Laufwerk mit ATAPI-Schnittstelle -
Anwenderanleitung" auf der mitgelieferten Software-Disc.
Consulte este manual junto con la "Unidad de interfaz ATAPI - Guía del usuario" del disco de software
suministrado, que contiene información más detallada.
Fare riferimento al presente manuale insieme a "Guida dell'utilizzatore dell'unità disco con interfaccia ATAPI"
nel disco del software allegato, nel quale sono contenute informazioni più dettagliate.
Consulte este manual juntamente com o "Guia do Utilizador do Drive de Interface ATAPI" incluído no disco
de software fornecido, para obter informações mais detalhadas.
Raadpleeg deze handleiding alsook de "ATAPI Station-interface -Gebruikershandleiding" op de bijgevoegde
Software Disc, die meer gedetaileerde informatie bevat.
Förutom denna bruksanvisning finns mer information i "Brukanvisning för enhet med ATAPI gränssnitt" på
den medföljande programskivan.
Printed in China
P/N: 7819900503


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  • Page 1 5 to 40 °C CAUTION: Photo CD Writes up to 32 speed on CD-RW disc to that of Sony original Power-Burn technology based on the Power-Burn concept. Disc diameter 12 cm As the laser beam in the CRX230A is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer media.
  • Page 2 • • • • • • • • • • Sony Global Sites Information Sony Global Sites Information Product purchased in the USA:* Product Purchase in Singapore: Product purchased in the USA:* Product Purchase in Singapore: