Chapter 1. Introduction
This chapter contains product and software descriptions and installation requirements for the IBM
This option package is intended for multimedia applications. The drive comes with a CD containing
software for the following operating systems:
v Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
v Microsoft Windows XP
Your option package contains the following:
v User's Guide and Software CD (contains Multi-Burner Plus User's Guide and Software Applications)
v IBM Multi-Burner Plus Drive
v Four mounting screws (M3 x 5-mm, slotted)
v IDE cable
v IBM Multi-Burner Plus Quick Start Guide
v Laser Safety Guide
Contact your place of purchase if an item is missing or damaged. Be sure to retain your proof of
purchase; it might be required to receive warranty service. See Appendix D, "Service and Support," on
page D-1 for technical support information.
Your Multi-Burner Plus is compatible with the DVD Forum DVD-Multi Recorder specification, and can
record as well as read DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD-R (for General, 650 nm) media. Your drive can
also record and read the DVD+RW Alliance DVD+RW and DVD+R formats. In addition, your drive can
record CD-R, CD-RW, (Standard, High-Speed, Ultra-Speed, and Ultra-Speed+) media, and uses buffer
underrun prevention technology for reliable CD and DVD burning. Your Multi-Burner Plus can read
many other formats including DVD Video, Video CD, audio CD, multiple-session, extended architecture
(XA) CDs, and Kodak Photo CDs. The Multi-Burner Plus is designed for installation in a computer that
uses integrated drive electronics (IDE) or enhanced IDE (EIDE) architecture.
Your IBM Multi-Burner Plus User's Guide and Software CD contains the following software:
v Intervideo WinDVD Creator Plus
This software enables you to record video files to DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R media
that can be played in most stand-alone DVD players. You can also use this software to edit and modify
your own video assets prior to recording. DVD-RAM recording is also supported.
If you have an analog or IEEE 1394 capture device installed in your computer, you can use this
software to record video from a camera.
v IBM Drive Letter Access (DLA)
This software enables you to write directly to CD and DVD media using the drive letter as you would
if you were writing to a diskette. You can also format DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and
DVD+R media. With DLA, you can drag-and-drop files, create new directories, or save files from
almost any application directly to your Multi-Burner Plus.
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