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Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User's
Guide (English)
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©2001 Hitachi America, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 09 October 2001
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    Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Hitachi America, Ltd. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

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    Introduction: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User’s Guide Manufacturer Hitachi Model Number GD-7000 DVD-ROM Drive speed DVD-RAM 2X (ZCLV) DVD-ROM Single Layer 8X max. (3.3 – 8x Full CAV) Dual Layer 8X max. (3.3 – 8x Full CAV) DVD-R 2.5X max. (1 – 2.5X Full CAV) CD-ROM 40X max.

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    Key DVD-RAM features -High speed access: 210 ms typical (1/3 stroke) -Read compatible for both 4.7Gbytes/side and 2.6Gbytes/side DVD-RAM disc (Bare media only) -4.7Gbytes/side DVD-RAM 2X speed ZCLV: 2.770 Mbytes/s typ. -2.6Gbytes/side DVD-RAM 2X speed ZCLV: 2.770 Mbytes/s typ. Key DVD-ROM features -High speed access: Random access time 120 ms typical (DVD Single layered disc) -Single layered disc:...

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    • During spin down, indicator will be solid green for a few seconds. • During disc loading, indicator will be blink green for a few seconds. • During spin up, indicator will be solid green for a few seconds. Using the DVD-ROM Drive: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVDROM User’s Guide Operating the Drive Drive operation 1.

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    Copy Protection and Content Scramble System The DVD drive contains the Content Scramble System (CSS) which controls the Copy Protection. The DVD drive’s CSS system undergoes an authentication process using the DVD disc. DVD Disc producers (normally movie DVD Discs) incorporate specialized software on the DVD disc from which the DVD drive can authenticate.

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    region. A notification box will respond, explaining the disc belongs to another region and cannot be played. The notification explains the region setting can be reset. Follow the instructions to reset the Drive. NOTE: High-speed drives spin the disc at a high rotational speed. If a CD has printing on only half of the disc, or if there is a slight imbalance in the CD, the imbalance is greatly magnified by the high speed, causing the drive to vibrate or produce a fan-like noise.

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    Troubleshooting: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User’s Guide Problem Possible Causes Corrective Action Cannot play a DVD or CD in The disc is placed Place the disc right side up. the drive or certain types of upside down in the disc Clean the disc surface.

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    Storage capacities: (1 Mbytes = 10 bytes, 1 Gbytes = 10 bytes) DVD-ROM: DVD-5 : 4.7 GB (single-sided, single layer) DVD-9 : 8.5 GB (single-sided, dual layer) DVD-10: 9.4 GB (double-sided, single layer) DVD-18: 17 GB (double-sided, double layer) DVD-R: 3.95 GB (single-sided) 4.7 GB (single-sided) DVD-RAM:...

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    DVD-ROM Single Layered disc 11.0 Mbytes/s max. Dual Layered disc 11.0 Mbytes/s max. DVD-R 3.9GB disc 3.46 Mbytes/s max. 4.7GB disc 3.46 Mbytes/s max. DVD-RAM 2.6GB disc 2.77 Mbytes/s typical 4.7GB disc 2.77 Mbytes/s typical CD-ROM (Mode-1) 6.0 Mbytes/s max. CD-RW (Mode-1) 3.6 Mbytes/s max.

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    Memory buffer size 512 kbytes DVD-ROM 512 kbytes CD-ROM Reliability MTBF 125,000 Power On Hours (POH) 3,000 POH per year 480 On/off cycles per year 20% of Power on time (seek: 5% of operating time) Operating duty cycle MTTR 0.5 h Mean time to repair Audio 2 channels (20 to 20,000 Hz) ±...

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    +5V±5% Ripple<150 mVp-p +12V±10% Ripple<300 mVp-p Current 5V input 12V input Min. Typ. Max. Min. Typ. Max. Operating Mode Unit. Active 1100 Idle Access 1100 1100 Note: Measuring condition Power supply voltage: 5V input = 5 ± 2%, 12V input = 12 ± 2% Operating mode is as follows;...

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    Drive Connectors: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User’s Guide Jumpers: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User’s Guide PINS SETTING DESCRIPTION Master (Factory setting) The drive is set to Master when the jumpers are positioned on the two pins closest to the IDE cable.

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    Regulatory: Hitachi GD-7000 8X DVD-ROM User’s Guide UL1950 C-UL (CSA C22.2 No. 950-95) TUV (EN60950/EN60825) CB (IEC950/IEC825) Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21CFR Subchapter J FCC Rule Part 15 Class B CE Marking (89/336/EEC,92/31/EEC,93/68/EEC) C-Tick Mark SEMKO 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.

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