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ASUS DRW-0804P-D User Manual

External dvd±r/rw drive dual format.
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DRW-0804P-D
External DVD R/RW Drive
Dual Format
User Guide

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  • Page 1 DRW-0804P-D External DVD R/RW Drive Dual Format User Guide...
  • Page 2 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 3: Table Of Contents

    Using the emergency eject pinhole ......24 Using compact discs ............25 Cleaning a disc ............25 Handling a disc ............25 Technical information ............26 Environmental specifications ........26 Electrical specifications ..........26 ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 4: Notices

    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 DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 5: Asus Contact Information

    +49-2102-959911 Online contact www.asuscom.de/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-95990 +49-2102-959911 Online support www.asuscom.de/support Web site www.asuscom.de/news ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa) Address P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E. Telephone +9714-283-1774 +9714-283-1775 Web site www.ASUSarabia.com ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the drive. Opening the drive can result to exposure to laser radiation. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 7: Conventions Used In This Guide

    CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Package contents Upon opening your ASUS DRW-0804P-D external drive package, check if all the following items are present and in good condition. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. • ASUS DRW-0804P-D external drive •...
  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS DRW-0804P-D Drive! Read the instructions and important information in this manual for proper use and installation of this device. Product introduction Specifications The DRW-0804P-D has the following specifications: Write Speeds 8X/6X/4X/2.4X on DVD+R 4x/2.4X on DVD+RW...
  • Page 10: Features

    Features The ASUS DRW-0804P-D is an external DVD R/RW drive that supports both 8X DVD-Write and 8X DVD+Write. The drive also enables 4X DVD- ReWrite, 4X DVD+ReWrite, 12X DVD-ROM, 24X CD-Write, 24X CD- ReWrite and 40X CD-ROM. The drive complies with the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) and IEEE 1394 specifications and comes equipped with...
  • Page 11 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. This optical drive technology allows continuous monitoring of the data buffer status during the write process.
  • Page 12 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 40X optical drives.
  • Page 13 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. Speed Time CAV Recording Method ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Button. Place a CD or DVD on the tray with the label side up. Press the Eject Button or push the front part of the tray to load the disc. 4. Eject button Press this button to eject the tray and load or remove a disc. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    7. Power switch Turns the power supply ON or OFF. Switching to “|” icon means ON and switching to “O” side means OFF. 8. Power connector This connector is for the power adapter cable. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 16: Installation

    4. For perfect fit and balance, 5. Make sure that the drive is make sure that the triangle on securely in place. the drive aligns with the line on the stand. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Drive Cables

    USB A series plug IEEE 1394 Power outlet cable USB B series plug Power adapter Power adapter cable AC power cable Power plug types may vary in different countries or regions around the world. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 18: Installing The Device Driver

    Click Next. ® 6. Windows 98SE/ME automatically searches the best driver for the device. Select the (Recommended) option. Click Next. 7. Specify the location of the driver .INF file then click Browse. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 19 9. The specific location of the drive appears on the combo list box. Click Next. 10. After searching, the location of the driver appears. Click Next. 11. Click Finish to start using your external drive! ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 20: Checking The Drive In The System Properties

    3. Click the Device Manager tab on the system properties dialog box. 4. Click the name of the optical drive from the list to display the device that you installed. Screen display might vary depending on the operating system (OS) version. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 21: Unplugging The Device Properly

    Left-click the icon. 2. Click the name of the hardware device to unplug. 3. Click Safely Remove to stop the device. 4. You can now safely unplug the device from the system. Click OK. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 22: External Optical Drive Basics

    1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. VERTICAL HORIZONTAL 2. When the drive tray ejects out of the drive, place the disc on the tray with the label side facing up. HORIZONTAL VERTICAL ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 23: Ejecting A Disc From The Drive

    1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray. 2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray. 3. Press the drive eject button or lightly push the center of the drive tray to load the tray back into the drive. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 24: Using The Emergency Eject Pinhole

    HORIZONTAL 2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the disc. VERTICAL HORIZONTAL Do not force the tray open; wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to avoid breaking the tray panel. ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 25: Using Compact Discs

    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 DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...
  • Page 26: Technical Information

    * ODC - Operating Duty Cycle Electrical specifications Power source Input linear voltage 100/240 V AC Input linear frequency 50/60 Hz Input linear current 1.2 A I/O terminal USB terminal USB B type (high speed) IEEE 1394 ASUS DRW-0804P-D external DVD R/RW drive...

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