E1456
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CRW-5232AS
52x/32x/52x CD-RW Drive
User Guide
Revised Edition V2
December 2003
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Contents
ASUS contact information ..................................................................... 2
Notices .................................................................................................... 6
Safety information .................................................................................. 8
Installation notices .............................................................................. 8
Using the device ................................................................................. 9
Conventions used in this guide ........................................................ 10
Package contents ................................................................................ 11
Welcome ............................................................................................... 12
Product introduction ............................................................................ 12
Specifications ................................................................................... 13
Features ........................................................................................... 14
Front panel ....................................................................................... 22
Rear panel ........................................................................................ 24
Installation ............................................................................................ 26
System requirements ....................................................................... 26
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Contents
Setting the jumper terminals ............................................................. 27
Installing the CRW-5232AS drive .................................................... 29
Connecting the drive cables ............................................................. 32
CRW-5232AS drive basics ................................................................... 33
Recommended media ...................................................................... 33
Placing a disc into the drive .............................................................. 33
Ejecting a disc from the drive ........................................................... 35
Using the emergency eject pinhole .................................................. 36
Using compact discs ........................................................................... 38
Cleaning a disc ................................................................................. 38
Handling a disc ................................................................................. 38
Technical information .......................................................................... 39
Environmental specifications ............................................................ 39
Electrical and audio specifications ................................................... 40
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
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encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
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.
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Safety information
Observe the following precautions before installing and using the ASUS
CRW-5232AS drive.
Installation notices
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Do not place this
device in an unstable
position, or on
vibrating surfaces.
Do not place this
device under direct
sunlight, or in humid
or damp places.
Do not use or place
this device near
magnetic fields,
televisions, or radios
to avoid electronic
interference that
affects drive
performance.
Do not attempt to
disassemble or
repair the drive.
Opening the drive
may result to
exposure to laser
radiation.
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Using the device
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Use of any controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result to hazardous radiation exposure.
Do not attempt to disassemble the drive.
Do not move the device from a cold to a warm or hot environment. Drastic change of
temperature is harmful to the device.
Before moving or uninstalling the drive, remove disc from it, if any.
Prevent liquids or any metal to get into the device. If this situation occurs, contact your
retailer for help.
Do not use any evaporating solvents to clean the device. If you accidentally sprayed
any solvent on the device, use a clean cloth to wipe it. You may also use a neutral
cleaner to dilute the solvent to easily wipe it from the device.
Try not to interrupt the supply of power while the device is in reading or writing mode.
Do not place damaged or warped discs inside the device. A warped disc may break
while in use and damage the device.
Do not place discs into the device immediately if they came from a cold environment,
specially during cold seasons. Wait until the discs have reached room temperature.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this guide.
WARNING/DANGER: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Package contents
Check if the following items are present and in good condition upon opening your
CRW-5232AS drive package. Contact your retailer if any of the items is damaged
or missing.
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ASUS CRW-5232AS internal IDE drive
IDE cable
Mounting screw set
Audio cable
Emergency eject pin and instruction slip
User Guide (English and Traditional Chinese)
Multi-language quick installation guide
Software CD
The above items are available in retail boxes only. The package contents are
subject to change without notice.
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Welcome
Thank you for buying the ASUS CRW-5232AS drive! Read the instructions and
important information in this guide for proper use and installation of this device.
Product introduction
Specifications
The CRW-5232AS has the following specifications.
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Speeds
52X, 48X, 40X, 32X, 24X, 16X, 8X, 4X writes
32X, 24X, 16X, 12X, 10X, 8X, 4X rewrites
52X reads (maximum)
Interface
ATAPI specification
Technologies
FlextraSpeed™and FlextraLink™
Double Dynamic Suspension System II (DDSSII™)
Constant Angular Velocity Recording
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Specifications
Data Buffer Size
Application Discs
Recording Format
OS Compatibility
Power Supply
Dimensions
Mass
2 MB
12 cm or 8 cm diameter, 1.2 mm thick
CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-I, Mixed Mode
CD-ROM, Photo CD, CD-Extra, Video CD, CD-Text,
DVCD, CD-G, Karaoke CD, I-trax, Bootable CD
Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once,
Session-At-Once, Packet Write
Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT/XP
DOS 6.xx, Linux operating system
DC 5 x (1±5%)V
DC 12 x (1±10%)V
149 (w) x 41.5 (h) x 171.2 (d) mm
830 g
Refer to “Technical Information” on page 39 for detailed specifications.
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Features
The ASUS CRW-5232AS is a CD-RW drive with 52X-write, 32X-rewrite, and
52X-read capabilities. The drive complies with the AT Attachment Packet Interface
(ATAPI) specification and comes equipped with the latest innovative technologies
in CD recording. Designed to be shorter than common internal CD-RW drives, the
ASUS CRW-5232AS is an ideal optical drive solution for mini-PC systems.
The ASUS CRW-5232AS employs the ASUS FlextraSpeed™ and FlextraLink™
technologies to ensure an efficient and reliable data transfer and storage.
FlextraSpeed™ increases accuracy and reliability when rewriting across a wide
range of disc media, while FlextraLink™ prevents buffer underrrun problems for
error-free recordings. The following sub-sections describe these technologies in
detail.
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FlextraSpeed™ Technology
The ASUS FlextraSpeed™ technology provides the optimum solution to ensure
quality recording when using discs that require flexible speeds. The CRW-5232AS
drive employs this technology that allows automatic recording speed adjustment
based on the recording media.
In addition to the fact that there are low and high quality recording media, various
other factors such as dye layer, temperature, humidity, dust, fingerprints, etc.,
affect the recording characteristics of CD-R and CD-RW discs. Due to these
factors, some discs may not be able to stand the high-speed capabilities of the
latest CD-RW drives. The FlextraSpeed™ technology solves this problem by
automatic assessment of the disc quality and recording capability. The recording
speed is based on these factors. If you use a high quality recording disc, you can
maximize the recording capability of the drive and get the best quality output. If you
use a low quality disc, the drive speed adjusts to the level that is most appropriate
for the disc, still optimizing the disc recording capability.
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The FlextraSpeed™ technology also helps maintain the CD-RW drive because of
the controlled motor rotation speeds and reduced noise caused by spindle air, thus
prolonging the drive motor’s life and ensuring high-quality recording.
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 CD-RW drive technology allows continuous
monitoring of the data buffer status during the write process. Once the available data
drops to approximately 1% of the total buffer capacity, the drive stops recording and
marks the last write position. When new data is received from the host, it is loaded to
the data buffer, and the laser is repositioned to link the new data with the data already
written. FlextraLink™ uses minimal system resources so that your PC remains fully
operational throughout the writing process, and available for other applications.
The diagram on the following page shows the advantage of the FlextraLink™
recording technology.
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FlextraLink™ Technology Solution
Data
Data
Data transfer
slows down
Conventional
Recording
Buffer
Memory
Data transfer slower
than write process
Buffer
Memory
Empty
Write Data
Write process
continues
Data
Write Data
Bad disc results
Buffer
Memory
Data
Data
Data transfer
slows down
Data transfer continues
and fills buffer with
sufficient data for writing
Buffer
Memory
Recording with
FlextraLink™
Technology
Buffer
Memory
Write Data
Write Data
Write process stops;
waits until there is
enough data for writing
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Write process continues
until writing is complete
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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 CD-RW drives. The DDSS II
improves this feature by handling up to over 10,000 rpm of the new CD-RW drives.
In addition, the DDSS II stabilizes the pick-up head of the drive in both horizontal
and vertical directions, making tracking and focusing even more precise.
Like the DDSS, the DDSS II vibration absoption structure contains a “dynamic
mass” that can absorb the vibration caused by high revolution of spindle motor.
However, the DDSS II moves the dynamic mass to be suspended to the chassis,
thus providing more stability and accuracy when accessing data from the disc.
The diagram on the following page illustrates the DDSS/DDSS II design structure.
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DDSS / DDSS II Design Structure
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Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) Recording Technology
The CRW-5232AS drive employs the Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) recording
method. With CAV recording, the drive spindle motor rotates the disc at the same
speed regardless of the radial position of the pickup head. This means that there is
a higher transfer rate when writing data to the outer tracks of the disc than to the
inner tracks, as the head traverses a longer linear path on the outer than the inner
part of the disc.
Although the transfer rates vary, and may not be at maximum, depending on the
part of the disc being written to, the 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. This is primarily advantageous for computer
applications.
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CAV Recording Method
Speed
52x
48x
40x
32x
24x
16x
8x
0x
Time
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Front panel
1. Headphone jack
This jack allows you to connect a headphone with a stereo mini-plug.
2. Headphone volume dial
Control the volume of the headphone connected to the drive by turning the dial
to the left (volume decreases) or right (volume increases).
3. Disc Loading Tray
This tray holds the disc. Open the loading tray by pressing the STOP/EJECT
Button. Place a CD on the tray with the label side up. Press the STOP/EJECT
Button or push the front part of the tray to load the disc.
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4. WRITE indicator (Red LED)
This LED flashes when data is being written on the disc.
5. READ indicator (Green LED)
This LED lights up when you place a disc on the drive tray and turns off when
the disc is removed. The LED flashes when data is being read from the disc.
6. Emergency Eject Pinhole
The Emergency Eject Pinhole allows you to manually eject a disc when
theSTOP/EJECT Button does not work due to power failure or software
problems. Insert the emergency eject pin or a paper clip into this hole to
manually eject the tray and the disc. Refer to page 36 for details.
7. PLAY/SKIP button
Press this button when the drive is idle to start playing the first track of an
audio disc (if one is currently loaded in the drive). When in PLAY mode, press
this button to skip to the next track on the disc.
8. STOP/EJECT button
Press this button to eject the disc loading tray. When in PLAY mode, press this
button to stop playing the disc.
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Rear panel
9. Digital audio connector
This connector is for a digital signal output cable.
10. Analog audio connector
This connector is for an analog signal output cable.
11. Jumper terminals
These pins allow you to select either Master, Slave, or Cable Select mode for
the CD-ROM device. Refer to page 28 for jumper terminal settings.
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12. IDE connector
This connector is for a 40-pin IDE cable to connect the drive to the IDE
interface on the motherboard.
13. Power connector
This DC connector is for a 4-pin power cable from the system power supply.
The jumper pins on the leftmost part of the rear panel are factory test pins. DO
NOT cover these pins with jumperblocks.
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Installation
System requirements
Before installing the CRW-5232AS drive, make sure that your computer system
meets the following requirements.
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IBM-compatible Pentium III 700MHz or Celeron 700MHz or
AMD Duron 850 MHz or higher PC
Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT/XP, DOS 6.xx, Linux operating system
At least 64MB RAM (128MB recommended)
An empty 5.25-inch drive bay
HDD empty storage capacity of 100MB or more
Average seek time: 20ms or less
Transmission rate: 2 MB/s or more
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Avoid using a hard disk that thermally calibrates during operation.
Do not insert damaged or warped disc in the drive to avoid potential body
injury or damage to the drive.
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Setting the jumper terminals
Set the jumpers to configure the drive as either master or slave mode before
installing it into the computer chassis. Refer to next page for an explanation of each
drive mode. Select your desired mode by placing the jumper cap over the pins.
Put the jumper caps properly over the pins to avoid damage to the drive.
Jumper terminals
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Master Mode
Cover the two pins labeled MA to set the CRW-5232AS drive
as a secondary master drive. Select this mode if your
computer supports four IDE devices. The computer hard drive
is set as Primary Master.
Slave Mode
Cover the two pins labeled SL to set the CRW-5232AS drive as
a slave device if your computer supports only two IDE devices. If
your computer supports four IDE devices, this mode sets your
CRW-5232AS drive as either Primary or Secondary Slave.
Cable Select Mode
Cover the two pins labeled CS if your computer supports a
Cable Select (CSEL) signal. You need an exclusive interface
cable for this mode. Refer to your computer manual for details.
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Installing the CRW-5232AS drive
Follow these steps to install the drive into the computer chassis.
Refer to your computer manual for specific instructions on opening the chassis
and installing drives.
1. Remove the cover of an
empty 5.25-inch drive bay.
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2. Carefully insert the drive into
the bay and push it inward
until it is flushed to the chassis
front panel. The holes on the
sides of the drive should align
with the holes on the drive
bay.
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3. Secure the drive with
screws that came with
the drive package. Use
two screws on each side
of the drive.
Depending on the space on your chassis, you may need to connect the drive
cables before securing the drive into the chassis. For cable connections,
proceed to the following section, “Connecting the Drive Cables.”
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Connecting the drive cables
1. Connect the power
cable plug to the
power connector on
the rear panel.
Power Cable
2. Connect the 40-pin
4-pin Audio Cable
IDE cable plug to the
IDE connector,
matching the red pin
stripe on the cable with Pin 1 on the connector.
IDE Cable
3. If your computer has a sound card or an onboard audio feature, connect an
audio interface cable to the 4-pin analog audio connector on the rear of the
drive. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the connector on the sound
card or on the 4-pin CD connector on the motherboard.
All the cable plugs are slotted so that they fit in only one orientation. If a plug does not
fit in completely, try reversing it. DO NOT use too much force when fitting the cable
plugs. Replace the computer cover according to your computer manual.
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CRW-5232AS drive basics
Recommended media
The following discs are recommended for use with the CRW-5232AS drive.
CD-R:
Mitsubishi Chemical, Prodisc, Ritek, Taiyo, Yuden, TDK
CD-RW:
AMT, CMC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Prodisc, Ricoh, Ritek
Placing a disc into the drive
1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the
front of the drive to eject the tray.
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2. When the drive tray ejects out of the drive,
place the disc on the tray with the label
(printed) side up.
If you are using a 12-cm disc, place it
on the outer circular border of the tray.
If you are using an 8-cm disc, place it
on the inner circular border.
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12-cm Disc
8-cm Disc
3. Press the drive STOP/EJECT button or
lightly push the center of the drive tray to
replace the tray inside the drive.
Ejecting a disc from the drive
1. Press the STOP/EJECT button on the front of the drive to eject the tray.
2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray.
3. Press the drive STOP/EJECT button or lightly push the center of the drive tray
to load the tray back into the drive.
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Using the emergency eject pinhole
The emergency eject pinhole on the front panel of the drive allows you to manually
eject the drive tray and remove a disc from the drive in case:
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the supply of power to the computer is cut due to electrical power outage, or
the drive malfunctions.
Use the manual method only when the STOP/EJECT button does not work.
Turn off your computer before manually ejecting the drive tray.
To eject the drive tray using the emergency pinhole:
1. Insert the Emergency Eject Pin that
came with the drive package into the
Emergency Eject Pinhole. You may
also use a paper clip or any pointed
rod small enough to fit into the
emergency eject pinhole.
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2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove
the disc.
Do not force the tray open. Wait until the eject pin has dislodged the tray to
avoid breaking the tray panel.
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Using compact discs
Take note of the instructions in this section when using compact discs. These
instructions will help you avoid damaging the discs and your drive.
Cleaning a disc
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.
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Technical information
Environmental specifications
Temperature
Humidity
Vibration
Impact
Operation:
Storage:
Operation:
Storage:
Operation:
Storage:
Non-operation:
Packaged:
Acoustic
Access Mode:
Read Mode:
Reliability
MTBF:
ODC (Read):
ODC (Write):
Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
0°C < to < 45°C
- 20°C to < 60°C
20% to 80% non-condensing
15% to 85% non-condensing
0.3G peak at 5 ~ 500 Hz
2.0G peak at 10 ~ 500 Hz
1 oct/min – no damage
Less than 50G – (at 11ms/half sine wave, 3 shock/each side)
1 oct/min – no damage
91 cm high – (1 corner, 3 edges, 6 surfaces)
47.5 dBa TYP
45 dBa TYP
100,000 power on hours
20% of power on time
1% of power on time
30 minutes
* ODC - Operating Duty Cycle
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Electrical and audio specifications
Power Source
IO Terminal
Audio
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Voltage
Tolerance
Ripple
Rating
Power connector
ATAPI terminal
Audio out
No. of channels
Sampling frequency
Quantization
Distortion
S/N ratio
Line Out
+5V DC
+12V DC
+/- 5%
+/- 10%
150m Vpp
300m Vpp
900mA
1500mA
4-pin +5V, +12V
40-pin
4-pin (analog)
2-pin (digital)
2 (stereo)
44.1 kHz
16 bits
0.2% max. (at 1 kHz)
70 dB
0.70 V rms (typical)
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