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Blu-ray Disc Drive
Operating Instructions
BWU-100A
© 2006 Sony Corporation
2-687-302-11 (1)
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  • Page 1 2-687-302-11 (1) Blu-ray Disc Drive Operating Instructions BWU-100A © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Safety Regulations

    To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. CAUTION: As the laser beam used in the BWU-100A is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
  • Page 3: Compliance Statements

    The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located at the top of the enclosure. Bei diesem BWU-100A handelt es sich um ein Laser-Produkt der Klasse 1. Das Etikett mit der Aufschrift LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT befindet sich an der Oberseite des Gehäses.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Regulations ......2 Using Generic Software with the Drive ..........33 Compliance Statements ....3 Compatible Discs ......34 Writable Disc Features ....37 Introduction Recommended Writable Discs ...37 Precautions on Writing/Playing Unpacking the Package Contents ... 6 Discs ..........40 Features ...........
  • Page 5 • 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. ❑...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Unpacking the Features Package Contents This product offers the following features. Please verify that the package contains the ❑ An internal BD/DVD/CD rewritable following when unpacking. drive with ATAPI (EIDE) interface for If any of these items appear to be missing computers.
  • Page 7: System Requirements

    The above requirements are the minimum System necessary requirements to write to disc normally. Under actual operating conditions, Requirements the requirements imposed by your software must also be met. For details, refer to your software documentation. The drive should be used with a system that meets the following requirements The drive does not support connection to an ATAPI interface extension card.
  • Page 8: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions Front Panel Rear Panel...
  • Page 9 A Disc tray E Do not use. Insert discs here, label side up. F Analog audio connector Hint Analog stereo audio output. Using an audio cable, connect to the audio When you insert a disc into the drive, make connector of a computer with a sound sure that it is under the four pins.
  • Page 10: Setup

    Setup Setting up the Drive The installation and setup procedures outlined below assume that you are using a standard computer. For details about how to install peripheral devices into your computer, refer to the instructions supplied with your computer. Before installing the drive Referring to “Unpacking the Package Contents”...
  • Page 11 Determine which connection method you want to use, and then adjust the jumper. Depending on whether you want to connect the drive as MASTER or SLAVE, place the jumper on the pins, as illustrated below. If you are unsure of the appropriate jumper setting, see “Appropriate Jumper Settings”...
  • Page 12 Connect the cables. • Connect an unused power connector from the computer’s power supply to the DC input (power input) connector of the drive. • Connect the IDE flat cable to the IDE connector of the drive. Hint If your computer supports digital playback, you do not need to connect the audio cable to the analog audio connector.
  • Page 13 Install the drive into a 5-inch drive bay with the supplied screws. Replace the computer cover, and then reconnect the power cable to the outlet. Start your computer, and make sure that the drive is detected. On the Windows desktop, open [My Computer], and verify that a new drive icon is displayed.
  • Page 14 Insert the supplied software disc into the drive, and then install the software on the disc. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. For details about the software on the supplied software disc, see “Supplied Software Applications” on page 19. Note To install the supplied software, you need the Software CD-Key printed on the software CD case.
  • Page 15: Appropriate Jumper Settings

    Appropriate Jumper Settings Depending on the settings of your computer, use one of the following configurations. Hint Your computer has two IDE connectors: a primary and a secondary connector. You can connect up to two devices to each connector using cables (one master device and one slave device per cable;...
  • Page 16: Installing The Drive As A Second Drive

    Installing the drive as a second drive Connect the drive as follows. nd drive Drive st drive Hard disk drive (usually) MASTER Place the jumper in the MASTER position. Primary Secondary IDE connector IDE connector The following configuration is also possible. nd drive st drive Hard disk drive (usually)
  • Page 17: Installing The Drive As A Third Drive

    Installing the drive as a third drive Connect the drive as follows. rd drive Drive nd drive st drive Hard disk drive, or Hard disk drive (usually) DVD/CD drive, etc. MASTER MASTER Place the jumper in the SLAVE position. Primary Secondary IDE connector IDE connector...
  • Page 18: Installing The Drive As A Fourth Drive

    Installing the drive as a fourth drive Connect the drive as follows. th drive st drive Hard disk drive (usually) Drive MASTER nd drive Hard disk drive, or DVD/CD drive, etc. MASTER nd drive Hard disk drive, or DVD/CD drive, etc. SLAVE Place the jumper in the SLAVE position.
  • Page 19: Operation

    Operation Using the Supplied Software CyberLink BD Solution is bundled with the drive as the supplied software. CyberLink BD Solution is a software suite of several applications with different purposes. By using the appropriate application, you can accomplish a variety of tasks, such as creating CDs, DVDs, and BDs. Supplied Software Applications The supplied software, CyberLink BD Solution, includes the following applications.
  • Page 20: How To Install

    InstantBurn Format rewritable discs for drag-and-drop burning with this application. This allows you to access the disc from Windows Explorer to read and write files, as if it were a floppy disk. How to Install Insert the supplied software CD-ROM into the drive. The launcher starts automatically, and the following screen appears.
  • Page 21 Select a language from the dropdown list, and then click [OK]. The next screen of the CyberLink BD Solution installer appears. Note To install the supplied software, you need the Software CD-Key printed on the software CD case. Keep this CD-Key in a secure place, because you will also need it for future software updates.
  • Page 22: Recording Hdv Camcorder Video To A Disc

    Recording HDV Camcorder Video to a Disc This drive’s ability to handle large volumes of data makes it perfectly suited to recording data-intensive high definition video. As an example of using the supplied software, this section describes how to record video from an HDV camcorder onto a BD.
  • Page 23: Capture, Edit & Record

    Capture, Edit & Record Insert a writable Blu-ray disc into the drive. Double-click the [CyberLink BD Solution] icon on the desktop. CyberLink PowerStarter launches. Point to the (Video & Photo) icon. CyberLink PowerStarter switches to a list of icons for creating and editing video discs.
  • Page 24 Under [Capture], click [Video]. PowerProducer switches to the capture screen. Click the camcorder icon. The playback controls are activated. Camcorder icon Playback controls...
  • Page 25 Use the playback controls and the preview window to cue the desired recording start position on the DV tape. The playback controls consist of the following buttons. You can use these buttons to operate an HDV camcorder connected by i.LINK cable, from the computer screen.
  • Page 26 Click The capture screen closes, and the screen for adding content to a disc reappears. To edit your video, click [Video clips] under [Edit]. The edit screen appears. The edit screen consists of 3 tabs for switching between editing tasks, the list of captured video clips, and the preview window.
  • Page 27 [Merge] Tab Select video clips to merge, and add them to the list on the [Merge] tab in the order you want to merge them. (This order can be changed after the clips are added.) When you are satisfied, click to merge the specified video clips into a single clip.
  • Page 28 Set the recording options. Enter a volume label and a name for the disc. Also, if you intend to make multiple copies of the same disc, specify the number in the [copie(s)] box. Click the (Burn) button. Recording starts. Hint If the disc you inserted is not blank, the following message appears.
  • Page 29: Direct Recording

    Direct Recording Insert a writable Blu-ray disc into the drive. Double-click the [CyberLink BD Solution] icon on the desktop. CyberLink PowerStarter launches. Click at the bottom right corner of the launcher, and then click [PowerProducer]. PowerProducer launches. Click [Right-to-Disc]. A screen appears for verifying the state of the drive and the disc.
  • Page 30 Verify the state of the drive and the disc, and then click A screen appears for you to start recording to the disc. Hint If the Blu-ray disc you inserted is not blank, the following dialog box appears. Select a method for recording to the disc, and then click Use the playback controls and the preview window to cue the desired recording start position on the DV tape.
  • Page 31 Enter a volume label and a name for the disc. Hint You are also free to specify a recording range with tape timecodes at this point. In this case, enter a recording start position (mark in time) and a recording end position (mark out time).
  • Page 32 When processing finishes, the following screen appears. This completes direct recording.
  • Page 33: Using Generic Software With The Drive

    Using software other than the supplied software (such as generic software, shareware, or freeware) to write data to disc with this drive is not under warranty and Sony offers no customer service if problems arise from using such software. Make sure that the supplied writing software and generic writing software do not coexist on your computer.
  • Page 34: Compatible Discs

    Compatible Discs The following discs are compatible with the drive. Disc types Logo Read Write Write speed Speed supported by the disc BD-R 25GB (max. 2×) Speed supported by the disc BD-R 50GB (max. 2×) Speed supported by the disc BD-RE 25GB (max.
  • Page 35 Disc types Logo Read Write Write speed Speed supported by the disc DVD+R (max. 8×) DVD+R DL Speed supported by the disc (Double Layer) (max. 4×) Speed supported by the disc DVD+RW (max. 4×) DVD+RW Speed supported by the disc (High Speed) (max.
  • Page 36 Disc types Logo Read Write Write speed CD-R Speed supported by the disc (max. 24×) CD-RW Speed supported by the disc (max. 4×) CD-RW Speed supported by the disc (High Speed) (max. 10×) CD-RW Speed supported by the disc (Ultra Speed) (max.
  • Page 37: Writable Disc Features

    Recommended Writable Discs We recommend that you only use discs for which operation has been guaranteed. You can obtain the latest list of writable discs for which operation with this drive has been guaranteed at the user support Web site address (see page 45 for details).
  • Page 38 Note Drives that do not have the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to Ultra Speed CD-RW discs. When writing or adding to such discs with a drive other than this one, make sure that the drive has the Ultra Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to that specified for the particular Ultra Speed CD-RW disc media being used.
  • Page 39 About playback/reading compatibility in DVDs DVD+R DL/DVD+R/DVD-R DL/DVD-R discs, as well as DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs created and finalized with the drive can be played back on almost all DVD-ROM drives. However depending on the type of your drive, playback of DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW discs may not be supported.
  • Page 40: Precautions On Writing/playing Discs

    Precautions on Writing/Playing Discs Write speed and compatible discs • When writing data to disc at high speeds, you must use the appropriate type of disc. • Configure the writing speed through your writing software. For details about the setting procedures, refer to your writing software documentation. •...
  • Page 41 Video recorded in BDAV format can only be played back on BD players or BD drives with BD player application software which support the BD-R Ver.1.0 and BD-RE Ver.2.0 formats. Caution for BD-ROM Playback The supplied application software cannot play back BD-ROM movies, although the hardware of the BWU-100A drive supports BD-ROM playback.
  • Page 42: Maximizing Performance

    User Support Web Site Make sure that you use High Speed discs for which this operation has been certified by Sony. For the latest information about these discs, visit the user support Web site. When using discs other than those mentioned above, the drive may limit writing speed to preserve a good reading quality.
  • Page 43: Miscellaneous

    Miscellaneous • Do not store discs in dusty, dirty or humid Precautions for Use locations, in direct sunlight, or near heat- generating devices. • To protect important data, always keep Operation and storage conditions discs in their protective cases. Avoid using or storing the drive in a hot or •...
  • Page 44: Specifications

    CD: 4.8 MB/s (32× speed 8 MB Maximum data transfer rate depends on the capabilities of the host computer. Drive product number (Inquiry) SONY BDRW BWU-100A Operating environment Operating temperature Design and specifications are subject to 5 to 40 ºC...
  • Page 45: Support Overview

    If you have problems with the drive, or are Sony Global Sites Information unsure of a procedure or some other details, (As of June, 2006) please contact your Sony customer support center. Product purchased in the USA: http://sony.storagesupport.com/ User Support Web Site Product purchased in Europe: http://www.sonyisstorage.com/...
  • Page 48 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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