DRW-0804P-D
External DVD±R/RW Drive
Dual Format
User Guide
E1561
First Edition V1
April 2004
Copyright © 2004 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................ 4
ASUS contact information ................................................ 5
Safety information ............................................................. 6
Conventions used in this guide ........................................ 7
Package contents .............................................................. 8
Welcome! ............................................................................ 9
Product introduction ......................................................... 9
Specifications ............................................................... 9
Features ..................................................................... 10
Front panel ................................................................. 14
Rear panel ................................................................. 15
Installation ........................................................................ 16
System requirements ................................................. 16
Drive placement ......................................................... 16
Connecting the drive cables ...................................... 17
Installing the device driver ......................................... 18
Checking the drive in the System Properties ............. 20
Unplugging the device properly ................................. 21
External optical drive basics .......................................... 22
Placing a disc into the drive ....................................... 22
Ejecting a disc from the drive ..................................... 23
Using the emergency eject pinhole ............................ 24
Using compact discs ....................................................... 25
Cleaning a disc .......................................................... 25
Handling a disc .......................................................... 25
Technical information ...................................................... 26
Environmental specifications ..................................... 26
Electrical specifications .............................................. 26
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more 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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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address
Telephone
Web site
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone
(MB/Component)
(Notebook)
(Server/PC)
(Networking)
Support fax
+886-2-2890-7121 (English)
+886-2-2890-7122 (English)
+886-2-2890-7123 (English)
+886-2-2890-7902 (English)
+886-2-2890-7698
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax
E-mail
Web site
44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
+1-510-608-4555
tmd1@asus.com
usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone
(General)
(Notebook)
Support fax
Support e-mail
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777
+1-502-933-8713
tsd@asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Online contact
Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
Web site
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/support
www.asuscom.de/news
ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E.
+9714-283-1774
+9714-283-1775
www.ASUSarabia.com
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Safety information
Observe the following precautions before installing and using the drive!
Installation Notices
Do not place this device in an
unstable position, or in one that
vibrates.
Do not place this device in areas
where there is direct sunlight,
high humidity, or damp condition.
Do not use or place this device
near magnetic fields, televisions,
or radios, where there is
interference that can affect the
performance of the drive.
Do not attempt to disassemble or
repair the drive. Opening the drive
can result to exposure to laser
radiation.
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Using the device
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Do not place damaged or warped discs inside the device. A warped
disc might break while in use and damage the device.
•
Use of any controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those
specified in this manual can 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 can 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 discs into the device immediately if they came from a cold
environment, specially during cold seasons. Wait until the discs have
reached room temperature.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, note the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
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: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
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Package contents
Upon opening your ASUS DRW-0804P-D external drive package, check if
all the following items are present and in good condition. If any of the items
is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
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ASUS DRW-0804P-D external drive
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ASUS external drive stand
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USB 2.0 cable and IEEE 1394 cable
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Power cable and adapter
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Emergency eject pin and instruction
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User guide
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Multi-language quick installation poster
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Extra front bezel (1 pc.) and instruction
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Software CD (includes Windows® 98SE USB 2.0 driver)
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Fashionable travel bag
The above items are available in retail boxes only.
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Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS DRW-0804P-D Drive!
Read the instructions and important information in this manual for proper
use and installation of this device.
Product introduction
Specifications
The DRW-0804P-D has the following specifications:
Write Speeds
8X/6X/4X/2.4X on DVD+R
4x/2.4X on DVD+RW
8X/6X/4X/2X/1X on DVD-R
4X/2X/1X on DVD-RW
24X/16X/8X/4X on CD-R
24X/16X/10X/4X on CD-RW
Maximum Read Speeds
12X on DVD-ROM
40X on CD-ROM
Interface
USB 2.0 and IEEE1394
Data Buffer Size
2MB
Random Access Time
DVD-ROM: 140 ms
CD-ROM: 130 ms
Application discs
DVD Single/Dual layer discs, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-ROM Mode 1
CD-ROM/XA Mode 2 (form 1, form 2)
Photo CD (single and multiple session)
CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-Text,
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM
Recording Format
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
CD-R/RW
DAO, Incremental, Multi-Border Recording
Restricted Overwriting
Incremental Recording
Random Recording
DAO, TAO, SAO, Packet Write
OS Compatibility
Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/NT/XP
Dimensions
155.6 (w) x 226 (d) x 50 (h) mm
Mass
1436 g
Refer to the section “Technical information” on page 26 for detailed
specifications.
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Features
The ASUS DRW-0804P-D is an external DVD±R/RW drive that supports
both 8X DVD-Write and 8X DVD+Write. The drive also enables 4X DVDReWrite, 4X DVD+ReWrite, 12X DVD-ROM, 24X CD-Write, 24X CDReWrite and 40X CD-ROM. The drive complies with the Universal Serial
Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) and IEEE 1394 specifications and comes equipped with
the latest innovative technologies in DVD recording.
ASUS external DVD±R/RW drives are accentuated by the latest
innovations in optical drive-recording technology, namely: FlextraSpeedTM,
FlextraLinkTM, DDSS II (Double Dynamic Suspension System II) and the
Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) recording method.
The following sub-sections describe these technologies in detail.
FlextraSpeed™ technology
The ASUS FlextraSpeed™ technology provides the optimum solution to
ensure quality recording when using discs that require flexible speeds. The
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 recordable and
rewritable discs. Due to these factors, some discs might not be able to
stand the high-speed capabilities of the latest optical 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.
The FlextraSpeed™ technology also helps maintain the 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.
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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 optical drive technology
allows continuous monitoring of the data buffer status during the write
process. Once the available data drops to approximately 1 percent 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 below shows the advantage of the FlextraLink™ recording
technology.
Data
Data
Data transfer
slows down
Conventional
Recording
Data transfer slower
than write process
Buffer
Memory
Empty
Buffer
Memory
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
Write process continues
until writing is complete
FlextraLink™ Technology Solution
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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 40X optical
drives. The DDSS II improves this feature by handling up to over 10,000
rpm of the new 50X 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 absorption 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 following diagram illustrates the DDSS/DDSS II design structure.
DDSS / DDSS II Design Structure
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Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) recording
The 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.
Speed
52x
48x
40x
32x
24x
16x
8x
0x
Time
CAV Recording Method
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Front panel
1
2
3
4
1. Emergency eject pinhole
The Emergency Eject Pinhole allows you to manually eject a disc when
the Eject Button does not work due to power failure or software
problems. Insert the emergency eject pin into this hole to manually
eject the tray and the disc. Refer to page 20 for details.
Turn off your computer before using the Emergency Eject Pinhole.
2. READ/WRITE indicator
This LED is lit (Green) when data is being read or written on the disc.
3. Disc loading tray
This tray holds the disc. Open the loading tray by pressing the Eject
Button. Place a CD or DVD on the tray with the label side up. Press the
Eject Button or push the front part of the tray to load the disc.
4. Eject button
Press this button to eject the tray and load or remove a disc.
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Rear panel
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6
7
8
5. IEEE1394 port
This port provides high-speed connectivitiy for audio/video devices,
storage peripherals, other PCs and or portable devices.
6. USB port
A standard Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) plug and play interface.
7. Power switch
Turns the power supply ON or OFF. Switching to “|” icon means ON
and switching to “O” side means OFF.
8. Power connector
This connector is for the power adapter cable.
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Installation
System requirements
Before installing and using the drive, make sure that your computer
system meets the following requirements.
•
IBM-compatible Pentium® II - 333 MHz or higher PC
•
Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system
•
At least 64MB RAM (128MB recommended)
Do not use a damaged or warped disc in the drive. The disc might break apart
during use and cause potential body injury or damage to your drive.
Drive placement
1. Remove the external drive and all the package contents from the
box. Place them next to your computer.
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2. Place the external drive stand
on a stable surface.
3. Slide the drive into the stand,
aligning the side groove to the
rectangular slot on the stand.
4. For perfect fit and balance,
make sure that the triangle on
the drive aligns with the line on
the stand.
5. Make sure that the drive is
securely in place.
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Connecting the drive cables
1. Connect the USB cord B series plug to the USB 2.0 port on the drive
OR, connect the IEEE 1394 plug to the IEEE1394 port on the drive.
2. Connect the USB cord A series plug to the USB 2.0 port on your PC
OR, connect the IEEE 1394 plug to the IEEE1394 port on your PC.
3. Connect the power adapter cable to the DC IN power connector.
4. Connect the AC power cable to the power adapter.
5. Connect the AC power cable to a power source.
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!
DVD±R/RW drive
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IEEE
1394 OR
cable
Power outlet
USB A series plug
5
USB B
series plug
Power
adapter
1
4
AC power cable
3
Power adapter cable
Power plug types may vary in different countries or regions around the world.
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Installing the device driver
(for Windows® 98SE/ME users)
Windows® 98SE/ME users need to install the device driver for the PC to
recognize the new hardware installed. A device driver is the program that
makes a device work within the operating system (OS).
Follow these steps to install the driver:
1. Make sure all cable connections to the drive and the PC are properly
connected.
2. Boot the PC.
3. Insert the bundled software CD in the drive.
4. Turn on the drive.
5. After booting, the OS detects
the new hardware. Follow the
wizard to copy the driver files to
your system.
Click Next.
6. Windows® 98SE/ME
automatically searches the best
driver for the device. Select the
(Recommended) option.
Click Next.
7. Specify the location of the driver
.INF file then click Browse.
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8. Locate the folder
“USB_RW_DRIVER” in the CD.
Click OK.
9. The specific location of the drive
appears on the combo list box.
Click Next.
10. After searching, the location of
the driver appears.
Click Next.
11. Click Finish to start using your
external drive!
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Checking the drive in the System Properties
To make sure that the drive is recognized by the computer, follow these
steps to check the system properties.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Right-click My Computer icon on your desktop.
On the pop-up menu, click Properties.
Click the Device Manager tab on the system properties dialog box.
Click the name of the optical drive from the list to display the device
that you installed.
Screen display might vary depending on the operating system (OS) version.
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Unplugging the device properly
Make sure that you properly unplug or disconnect the device from the
computer to avoid computer crash or possible data loss.
Follow these steps to safely unplug the drive.
1. Locate the Unplug or Eject
Hardware icon found in the
taskbar.
Left-click the icon.
2. Click the name of the hardware
device to unplug.
3. Click Safely Remove to stop the
device.
4. You can now safely unplug the
device from the system.
Click OK.
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External optical drive basics
Placing a disc into the drive
1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray.
VERTICAL
HORIZONTAL
2. When the drive tray ejects out of the drive, place the disc on the tray
with the label side facing up.
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
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If you are using a 12-cm disc, place it on the tray making sure that it fits the
outer circular border. This border helps hold the disc in place. If you are using
an 8-cm disc, place it on the inner circular border on the tray. However, you may
use 8-cm discs only when your drive is in a horizontal position.
HORIZONTAL
12-cm disc
8-cm disc
3. Press the drive eject button or lightly push the center of the drive tray
to load the tray back into the drive.
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
Ejecting a disc from the drive
1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive to eject the tray.
2. Carefully remove the disc from the tray.
3. Press the drive 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 of the drive allows you to
manually eject the drive tray and remove a disc from the drive in the
following instances:
•
supply of power to the computer is cut due to electrical power outage
•
the drive malfunctions
Use the manual method only as a last resort when the eject button does not
work. Make sure that you have turned off your optical drive before ejecting the
drive tray. Locate the power switch button on the rear panel to turn off the drive.
Follow these steps to eject the drive tray using the emergency pinhole.
1. Insert the eject pin that came with the drive package. You can also use
a paper clip or any pointed rod small enough to fit into the emergency
pinhole.
VERTICAL
HORIZONTAL
2. Carefully pull the tray out and remove the disc.
HORIZONTAL
VERTICAL
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 discs and your optical
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
Operation
Storage
+5°C to +45°C
- 20°C to +60°C
Humidity
Operation
Storage
5% to 85% non-condensing
5% to 90% non-condensing
Vibration
Operation
Storage
0.2G peak at 10 ~ 300 Hz
1.5G peak at 10 ~ 300 Hz
Impact
Non-operation
Less than 50G – no damage
(at 11ms/half sine wave,
3 shock/each side)
60 cm high – no damage
(1 corner, 3 edges, 6 surfaces)
Packaged
Acoustic
Sound power
Less than 52 dB(A)
Reliability
MTBF
ODC (Read)
ODC (Write)
60,000 power on hours
20% of power on time
2% of power on time
Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
30 minutes
* ODC - Operating Duty Cycle
Electrical specifications
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Power source
Input linear voltage
Input linear frequency
Input linear current
100/240 V AC
50/60 Hz
1.2 A
I/O terminal
USB terminal
IEEE 1394
USB B type (high speed)
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