External USB 2.0 DVD-RW Drive
External USB 2.0 DVD-RW Drive
External Slim USB 2.0 8x DVD-RW Drive
SLIMDVDRW8U2
Instruction Manual
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FCC Compliance Statement
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 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.
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protected names and/or symbols of third-party companies not related in any way to
StarTech.com. Where they occur these references are for illustrative purposes only and
do not represent an endorsement of a product or service by StarTech.com, or an
endorsement of the product(s) to which this manual applies by the third-party company in
question. Regardless of any direct acknowledgement elsewhere in the body of this
document, StarTech.com hereby acknowledges that all trademarks, registered
trademarks, service marks, and other protected names and/or symbols contained in this
manual and related documents are the property of their respective holders.
Instruction Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Software Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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Introduction
Thank for purchasing a StarTech.com External Slim USB 2.0 8x DVD-RW Drive. A
perfect notebook accessory, now, you can copy and transfer data for efficient backups,
without needing a built-in DVD-RW drive. The attractive, discreet casing of this device
blends perfectly with your laptop, and its thin, yet durable design fits handily into your
notebook carrying case for times when you are on the move.
Features
• Slim 12.7mm height drive design
• Supports mini CDs
• Hot swappable plug and play installation
• No power adapter required
• Includes Nero 7 Essentials software
Before You Begin
System Requirements
• Software requirements: Windows: 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista.
MAC OS 10.4 or higher
• A PC or Mac computer with at least one available USB port. If no external power
supply is to be used, two USB ports must be available.
Package Contents
This package should contain:
• External Slim USB 2.0 8x DVD-RW Drive
• USB 2.0 Cable
• Power Adapter
• Includes Nero 7 Essentials software
• CD (W98SE Driver)
• User Manual
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Instruction Manual
Installation
Front Panel
Rear Panel
5
3
2
1
4
1 Eject/Load button
2 Emergency Eject pinhole
3 Read/Write indicator
4 Power port (optional)
5 USB ‘B’ Port
Hardware Installation
1. Connect the “B” type connector provided by the included USB cable into the USB ‘B’
slot located on the rear panel of SLIMDVDRW8U2.
2. If you have multiple USB ports available on the host computer, connect both of
the remaining connectors on the USB cable to available USB ports on the host
computer.
If you only have one USB port available on the host computer, you are required
to use the power adapter provided. Connect the remaining USB connector
(connector attached to the main cable directly) to the available USB port. Insert the
cylindrical metal connector provided by the included power adapter, into the power
port on the rear panel of the drive. Connect the remaining end of the power adapter
to an available power outlet.
Once the drive is powered and connected to the host computer, the necessary drivers
will need to be installed.
Software Installation
Windows 98/98SE
Once the drive is powered and connected to the host computer, Windows will detect
the presence of the connected drive, and request the driver CD. Insert the included
Driver CD into the existing CD/DVD-ROM drive, and follow all prompts (i.e. Next, Finish)
to complete installation.
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Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista
Once the drive is powered and connected to the host computer, Windows will detect the
presence of the connected drive and automatically install the necessary software. Follow
all prompts (i.e. Next, Finish) to complete installation.
MAC OS 10.4 or higher
Once the drive is powered and connected to the host computer, the operating system
will detect the presence of the connected drive and automatically install the necessary
software.
Drive operation
Once installation has concluded, you will be able to use the DVDRW drive as though it
were installed within the computer. To insert a DVD/CD, press the Eject/Load button,
located on the front panel of the drive. This will open the tray for use. Close the drive by
pressing the button again.
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Specifications
DVDRW Drive: UL, CE, TUV, CB, RoHS
Regulatory Certifications
Power Adapter: FCC, UL/cUL
Interface
USB 2.0
Form Factor
External Slim 5.25” Enclosure with DVD Drive Plastic enclosure
Connectors
USB Type B Female
Power Adapter
5VDC, 2.0A
Buffer Memory
2MB
Operating Temperature
Soft Read Error (Less than 10-9 )
Hard Read Error (Less than 10-12 )
5 ~ 50° C
Storage Temperature
-30 ~ 65° C
Error rate
Dimensions
Weight
Operating 5 ~ 90% (No condensation)
Storage 5 ~ 95% (No condensation)
165 x 135 x 23 mm (L x W x H), 6.5 x 5.3 x 0.9” (L x W x H)
350 g (12.34Oz)
Read capability
8X DVD-ROM, 24X CD-ROM, 8X CD+R, 4X CD+RW
Write capability
5X DVD-RAM, 8X DVD-R, 4X DVD-RW
24X DVD-R, 10X DVD-RW, 2X DVD–R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL
Relative Humidity Range
Technical Support
StarTech.com’s lifetime technical support is an integral part of our commitment to provide
industry-leading solutions. If you ever need help with your product, visit
www.startech.com/support and access our comprehensive selection of online tools,
documentation, and downloads.
Warranty Information
This product is backed by a one-year warranty. In addition, StarTech.com warrants its
products against defects in materials and workmanship for the periods noted, following
the initial date of purchase. During this period, the products may be returned for repair, or
replacement with equivalent products at our discretion. The warranty covers parts and
labor costs only. StarTech.com does not warrant its products from defects or damages
arising from misuse, abuse, alteration, or normal wear and tear.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the liability of StarTech.com Ltd. and StarTech.com USA LLP (or their
officers, directors, employees or agents) for any damages (whether direct or indirect,
special, punitive, incidental, consequential, or otherwise), loss of profits, loss of business,
or any pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the use of the product exceed the
actual price paid for the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages. If such laws apply, the limitations or exclusions
contained in this statement may not apply to you.
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About StarTech.com
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Parts”. Since 1985, we have been providing IT professionals with the
quality products they need to complete their solutions. We offer an
unmatched selection of computer parts, cables, server management
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locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Taiwan.
Visit www.startech.com for complete information about all our products
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any IT solution. Find out for yourself why our products lead the industry in
performance, support, and value.
Revised: 2 October 2007 (Rev. A)
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