Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive User's Manual

USB 2.0
External Drive
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Features and specifications subject to change without notice.
© 2006 Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.
PADVD010U / 410-0229-001A
Thank you for purchasing the Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim
External Drive that allows you to read audio and data CDs, read data
DVDs and playback DVD movies. After installing the Targus drive, you
can use it at any time by connecting the supplied Universal Serial Bus
(USB) Y-cable to your computer’s USB ports.
This user’s guide describes how to connect and operate the Targus
drive. In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:
• Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
• USB Y-cable
System Requirements
To use the Targus drive, your computer must meet the following
hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed
• PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent and a hard
disk drive
• 64 MB RAM or higher, depending on the operating system
• Two (2) USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface ports
NOTES: When connected to USB version 1.1 ports, the drive’s performance level will be
less than optimal. For best results, connect the driver to USB version 2.0 ports.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
The Targus drive receives its power from your computer’s USB ports. You must have a
minimum of two USB ports to use the drive, they must be in full compliance with the
USB specifications and supply a minimum of 5V/500mA of power.
This drive will read DVD-ROMs as delivered, but in order to play DVD movies, you must
have movie playback software (not included) installed on your system
Operating System
• Windows® Me/2000/XP
Connecting the Drive and Installing the
NOTES: Installing the Targus drive may change internal drive letter assignments.
You can connect the Targus drive to your computer via a hub or port replicator as
long as the device has its own AC power adapter.
The Y-cable that connects the Targus drive to your computer has two USB type A connector
ends, one single and one with a USB pass-through.
The connector with the USB pass-through supports up- and downstream data flow between
your computer and supported devices connected to the pass-through connector and
provides power to the drive. The single connector supports up- and downstream data flow
between the drive and your computer and also provides power to the drive.
CAUTIONS: Avoid connecting a high power device, such as a printer or scanner, to your
computer via the Y-cable’s pass-through end as the device may not work properly
and/or cause the Targus drive to stop working temporarily. For best results, connect
only low power devices, such as a mouse or keyboard, to the passthrough end.
If using a hub or port replicator, the USB ports on the device must provide at least 500
mA, per port, for the Targus drive to work properly. Also, for best results, turn off any
high power devices on the hub or port replicator while using the drive.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
NOTE: Not all USB hubs and port replicators will support the use of this drive with the
Y-cable. If your hub or port replicator does not allow the drive to function, the drive will
need to be attached directly to the USB ports on your computer.
When the USB type A connectors are used together, the Y-cable
provides enough power to run the Targus drive, eliminating the need for
an AC power adapter.
1 Using the supplied Y-cable, connect the USB type A connector with
the USB pass-through into a USB port on your computer.
USB passthrough
Type A
Type B
Y-cable with USB type A and B connector ends
2 Connect the single USB type A connector into another USB port on
your computer for additional power to the drive.
3 Connect the cable’s USB type B connector (the single end) into the
Targus drive.
Your computer’s operating system automatically detects the new
hardware and begins installing the appropriate default drivers.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation.
You can now begin using the drive.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
Using the Drive
Inserting and Removing a Disc
CAUTION: Avoid touching the readable (plain) side(s) of a disc. Touching
the readable side of the disc may cause read errors, poor performance or
failed operation.
1 Turn on your computer and press the drive’s eject button to open the
2 To insert a disc, hold it by the edges and place it in the tray with the
readable (plain) side down.
3 Close the media tray by gently pushing it until it clicks into place.
USB 2.0 cable port
Audio out jack
Media tray
Indicator light
Eject button
Emergency eject hole
Targus drive
To remove a disc, grasp it by the edges and gently pull up until the disc
is released.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
Removing a Disc Using the Emergency Eject Feature
CAUTION: Use the emergency eject mechanism only if the Targus drive is not
connected to your computer or if the computer’s battery is flat and there is no
power available for the eject button. Excessive use of the emergency eject
mechanism may damage it and cause the mechanism to stop working.
To manually remove a disc when there is no power to your computer:
1 Gently insert a slim, straight object, such as a straightened paper
clip, into the emergency eject hole until you feel some resistance.
2 Remove the paper clip.
3 Carefully open the tray by hand.
Hot Swapping
You can connect and disconnect the Targus drive while the computer is
running. When connecting the Targus drive, first connect the Type A
connectors of the Y-cable and then connect the Type B.
When disconnecting, remove the Type B connector from the drive first.
Playing Audio CDs
To play audio CDs, use the Windows Media™ Player included in your
computer’s operating system.
The Targus drive supports digital audio extraction (DAE) for audio CD
playback. This allows you to listen to audio CDs via your computer’s
built-in audio system without connecting external devices, such as
headphones or speakers. To use this method, the digital audio feature
in Windows Media Player must be enabled.
You can also listen to audio CDs by connecting headphones or
external speakers to the audio out jack on the Targus drive. However,
you must disable the digital audio feature in Windows Media Player,
otherwise you will continue to hear audio through your computer.
To enable or disable the digital audio feature, refer to the Windows®
operating system manual that came with your computer or select the
Help option in Windows Media Player.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
Reading Data DVDs
You can read data DVDs without installing any special software.
Playing DVD Movies
To playback movies, you must have a DVD player application set up
under the Windows® operating system (programs not included).
Things to Remember
Operating Hints
• Never press the eject button while the Targus drive is accessing a
• The Targus drive operates in either an upright or horizontal
position. To prevent possible damage, avoid changing the drive’s
position while it is in use.
• Avoid using or storing the Targus drive in extreme temperatures.
The environmental specifications while operating are 50-113
degrees F (10-45 degrees C).
• After transporting the Targus drive, allow it to reach room
temperature before using it.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
CAUTION: Changes in temperature during transport, particularly from a cool to a
warmer temperature, can cause condensation to form in the drive and may result in
operating problems. Allowing the drive to reach room temperature helps to prevent
• Avoid using the Targus drive in dusty or humid surroundings.
• A short delay is normal before the Targus drive reads an audio CD,
WARNING: Never clean the Targus drive with a commercially available CD or CDROM
cleaning set as doing so may cause damage to the drive.
Safety Measures
• Any attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair the Targus drive may
result in exposure to laser light or other safety hazards.
• This is a Class 1 Laser Product. This product complies with all
applicable safety standards, DHHS Rules 21 CFR Chapter 1, Sub
chapter J. The laser beam generated is totally enclosed during all
modes of normal operation, and no hazardous laser light is emitted
from the drive.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
6.1 inches (15.5 cm)
5.6 inches (14.2 cm)
0.75 inches (1.9 cm)
14.6 ounces (414 g)
Computer connection USB 1.1 or 2.0
(use USB 2.0 for best DVD playback
Access Time
DC 5V± 5%
180 ms (average)
Data Buffer
220 ms (random)
512 kB
Maximum Speed
128 kB
24x CD speed (3,600 KB/s)
Supported Disc Sizes
8x DVD speed (8,112 KB/s)
8 cm (3.15 inches) and 12 cm (4.72 inches)
Media Formats
The Targus drive reads formats according to the
following CD (compact disc) and DVD (digital
versatile disc) standards:
• Audio CDs
• CD-Digital Audio
• CDI, CDI-Ready, CD-Midi, CD-R, CD-RW, CD Plus
• Data-CDs (Joliet)
• DVD-Video
• Enhanced CD
• i-trax CD
• Kodak Photo CDs (single- and multi-session)
• Mixed Mode CDs
• MS-DOS® operating system data CDs (High Sierra, Mode 1 &
Mode 2 complying with ISO 9660)
• UDF (Universal Disc Format)
• Video CDs
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
Storage Capacity
See table below:
DVD-ROM type description
DVD-5 DVD-9 DVD-10 DVD-18
Capacity according to the manufacturer 4.7 GB 8.5 GB 9.4 GB 17 GB
Actual capacity
4.38 GB 7.96 GB 8.75 GB 15.92 GB
Written sides
Layers per side (referring to the
information-carrying layer of the disc)
To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and download driver
updates, visit our Web site at: http://www.targus.com/support.asp
Solving General Problems
If the Targus drive is not functioning:
• Verify that your system meets the hardware requirements. See
“System Requirements” on page 1.
• Check that the drive is receiving power by making sure the drive
indicator light is glowing green.
• Make sure that the cable is firmly attached to the drive and that
both ends of the Y-cable are fully inserted into available USB
ports on your computer.
If there is no sound when using the Targus drive, check that:
• The disc you are using is an audio disc or supplies audio output.
• The headphones/speakers are correctly connected.
• The cable is in good condition.
• The volume is turned up.
• The audio software is installed.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
Technical Support
For technical questions, please visit:
New Zealand
Internet: www.targus.com/support.asp
Internet: www.targus.com.au
Email: infoaust@targus.com
Telephone: 1800-641-645
Telephone: 0800-633-222
Product Registration
Targus recommends that you register your Targus accessory
shortly after purchasing it. Go to:
http://www.targus.com/registration.asp. You will need to
provide your full name, email address, phone number, and
company information (if applicable).
Targus warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If your Targus accessory is
found to be defective within that time, we will promptly repair
or replace it. This warranty does not cover accidental damage,
wear and tear, or consequential or incidental loss. Under no
conditions is Targus liable for loss of, or damage to a devices
nor loss of, or damage to, programs, records, or data; nor any
consequential or incidental damages, even if Targus has been
informed of their possibility. This warranty does not affect your
statutory rights.
Regulatory Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-ROM Slim External Drive
FCC Statement
Tested to Comply
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of
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 the 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
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
• Connect the equipment into 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.
Changes or modifications not authorized by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this product.
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Targus, declares that this device is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Windows is a
registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners. © 2006, Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.,
Anaheim, CA 92806 USA.