Install the veloCD ReWRITER. TDK Velocd

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Cable Select Jumper Settings

If you wish to use the veloCD in cable select mode, be certain that the veloCD is located in the Master location on the cable select IDE cable.

DO NOT install jumpers this way


Install jumpers this way



Figure 6: Install Jumpers Across Vertical Pairs of Pins


Before proceeding to install the veloCD ReWRITER in your personal computer, double-check your jumper setting.

Record the Serial Number

Record the serial number and TLA code of your drive on the last page of this manual.

Mount the veloCD ReWRITER in the Computer

Mount your internal veloCD ReWRITER in any available bay. Remove the small panel that covers the bay you want to use.

If you don’t have an empty bay, remove the existing IDE CD-ROM drive and install the veloCD.

You must make a minimum of two cable connections to your veloCD ReWRITER. The two cable connections that you must make are:

IDE cable

Power cable

A third cable connection will need to be made if you are using a soundcard in your computer and plan to connect the veloCD ReWRITER’s audio output to the audio connector on the soundcard in order to play audio using non-TDK software.

CAUTION: Install jumpers across each pin as shown

(vertically). Do not connect one pin switch to another by installing the jumpers lengthwise (horizontally).

Doing so could result in damage to the drive.

CAUTION: Install your veloCD ReWRITER horizontally.

TDK does not guarantee the drive’s performance in a vertical position.

FYI: A special utility in the TDK CD Blender software suite sends the audio output from the veloCD

ReWRITER to your sound-card via the ATAPI bus.

This will enable you to play audio CDs from the veloCD drive without a cable connection to the soundcard.

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CAUTION: Don’t try to string too many IDE cables together.

The length of any IDE cable cannot exceed 18 inches.

The IDE Ribbon Cable?

The IDE cable is a standard 40-pin flat-ribbon cable, usually with three connectors. One end connects to the IDE port on your computer’s motherboard, and the other two connectors are free for attaching peripherals such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive.

You may need to install another IDE ribbon cable in your computer. You can use the extra IDE cable supplied with your veloCD ReWRITER.

To PIN 1

NOTE: A ribbon cable that supports cable select (80 pin

IDE) looks similar to the regular 40 pin IDE ribbon cable.

All 80-pin conductor cables that meet the ATA specifications support the cable select (CSEL) feature automatically.

This is accomplished by special connection of the CSEL signal on pin #28. The cable can still be used with drives that have been manually configured as master or slave.

The IDE cable supplied with veloCD isn’t CSEL compatible.

Figure 7: Internal IDE Ribbon Cable

Do You Need a Power Cable?

In most computers, you will find free power connectors in the computer that are ready for your use.

When you open the computer, check the cable running from your power supply to your hard drive and see if it has extra connectors on it. If so, you can plug one of these into the power connector found on the rear panel of the veloCD ReWRITER.

If you do not find any additional connectors (either because they were not supplied or they are all in use), you will have to buy a "splitter" or a "Y-connector." These can also be found at most retail and mail order computer stores.

To mount the veloCD ReWRITER:

1. Make sure the power to your computer and any external peripherals is OFF and your computer is

UNPLUGGED from its power source.

2. From the bay, remove the cover panel that will hold the veloCD ReWRITER (Figure 8). To remove the cover panel, pop it out by pressing outward lightly, or removing the screws that hold the panel in place.

3. Determine if you must install mounting rails on the sides of your drive. To do so, insert the drive into the open bay. If the drive fits tightly with little or no clearance on either side of the drive, you will not have to use mounting rails. The drive can be mounted directly into your computer.

If that’s the case, go to step 6.

4. If you must use mounting rails, fasten the rails to the lower pair of holes as shown in Figure 9.

(In some instances, you may need to fasten the rails to the upper set of holes.) After fastening the rails, check their positioning by sliding the drive into the bay before you mount the drive or connect any cables.


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Available bay with cover panel removed

Figure 8: Removing the Cover Panel from a Bay

NOTE: TDK does not provide rails. If you need rails, you can obtain them from the computer manufacturer or from a computer supply retail or mail order store.

Figure 9: Installing Mounting Rails (if needed) Be sure not to mistake the inner and outer face of

the rail when attaching. Typically, the smooth side of the rail faces away from the drive’s chassis.

5. Before you insert the drive into your computer, plug a free connector on the IDE cable into the

IDE connector on the rear panel of the drive. Then thread the cable through the front of the open bay and back toward the motherboard. The drive should slide smoothly into the bay. If it does not, check for obstructions in the bay and ensure the side rails (if needed) are attached properly.

6. If not already connected, attach one end of the IDE ribbon cable to the connector on the motherboard.

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PIN #1 (red wire)

Connect any connector of the cable to the motherboard or the veloCD ReWRITER.

Maximum cable length: 18 in.

CAUTION: If your cable is not keyed, it is easy to accidently plug your IDE ribbon cable upside down into both your drive and the motherboard. Be sure you match the red stripe along one side of the IDE cable to Pin 1 on the motherboard and Pin 1 on the drive. (Pin 1 on the drive is closest to the power connector.) Each connector on the ribbon cable has a "key" in the middle. This key should fit into a slot in the middle of each connector of the motherboard, your veloCD ReWRITER, and any other internal IDE peripherals.

Figure 10: Connecting the IDE Ribbon Cable

7. Double-check your work. Make sure the side of the IDE cable with the red stripe is matched to Pin 1 on the interface board and on the drive.

Internal veloCD ReWRITER

CD-ROM audio connector on PC

Power cable

IDE ribbon cable

Power supply

CAUTION: Do not mount your drive in your computer using screws other than those supplied by TDK.

You may damage the drive if you insert screws that are too long.

Figure 11: Power and IDE Connections for an Internal veloCD ReWRITER

8. Connect a power cable from the computer to the DC INPUT connector of the veloCD ReWRITER.

In most computers, you will find free power connectors that are ready for your use.

Check the cable running from your power supply to your hard drive and see if it has extra connectors on it. If so, you can plug one of these into the power connector found on the rear panel of the veloCD ReWRITER.

9. Connect the audio cable if you want to use a soundcard in your system. This cable runs from the four-pin audio output connector on the rear panel of your veloCD ReWRITER to your soundcard.

See "Using Soundcards and Audio Cables" below for more information about audio cables.

10. Mount the veloCD ReWRITER in the computer using the four screws that were supplied with your drive. Use only these screws.


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