Follow these precautions when handling the drive or discs.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer of this equipment does not offer any warranty
against data loss due to inappropriate installation or handling or direct or indirect damages.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for direct or indirect
damages caused by the use of this product or its malfunction.
• Please take notice that the manufacturer will bear no responsibility for damage to data caused
by this product.
• Please backup (copy) all important data as a protection against data loss.
• Avoid placing the drive in a location subject to:
- high humidity, high temperature, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight.
• We recommend using the drive in a horizontal or vertical position.
Do not install the drive at an angle.
• Don't move the drive suddenly from a cold place to a warm one or raise the room temperature
suddenly. Condensation may occur, causing abnormal operation.
• Make sure to remove the disc before moving the drive. The disc may become damaged, caus-
ing data loss.
• Be careful to prevent foreign objects, such as liquids or metal, from entering the drive. In case
a foreign object enters the drive, please consult the dealer where the drive was purchased.
• Don't interrupt the electric power while the drive is operating.
• When connecting two IDE devices to the Primary or Secondary connectors, make sure that
the two devices are not configured as both Master, or both Slave. If they are both set the
same, Windows may fail to run or recognize the drives.
• The total length of the IDE cable should be no more than 18 inches (about 45 cm).
❏ Occasionally the CD-R and CD-RW discs written by the CD-R/RW drive cannot be read by
other CD drives*. These unreadable discs may need to be read using the CD-R/RW drive on
which they were written.
* The disc written using the CD-R/RW drive might not be readable by CD-ROMs other than
Multi-read compatible (UDF compatible) CD-ROMs.
Multiread compatible (UDF compatible) CD-ROMs are:
1. CD-ROMs that can read low reflectance.
2. CD-ROMs that support Packet Write.
❏ Please note: Certain software (i.e. particularly those including Video playback) may require a
considerably increased specification PC to give acceptable results. While this drive can read
DVD-video discs, decoding them to display on your pc's monitor requires separate MPEG
decoding that is done by separate hardware (either an MPEG decoder card or MPEG decod-
ing done by your video card), or separate software that you install to do MPEG decoding.