AOpen DRW2412PRO User Manual
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© Copyright 2002 by AOpen Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AOpen Inc. All brand and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Disclaimer

AOpen Inc. makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any software described in this manual is sold or licensed “as is”. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not AOpen Inc., its distributor, or its dealer) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, and any incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software. Further, AOpen Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in 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 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 help.

FCC Warning

Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Table of Contents

1.

Use Precautions ...............................................................

1

 

1.1.

Warning for Safety.......................................................................................

1

 

1.2. Warning as to Use .......................................................................................

4

2.

Introduction ......................................................................

5

 

2.1.

Overview......................................................................................................

5

 

2.2.

Features.......................................................................................................

6

 

2.3.

Format Compatibility....................................................................................

7

 

2.4.

Type of Writing.............................................................................................

7

 

 

Disc-At-Once ..........................................................................................

7

 

 

Track-At-Once ........................................................................................

8

 

 

Session-At-Once ....................................................................................

8

 

 

Multi-session...........................................................................................

8

 

 

Packet Write ...........................................................................................

8

3.

Hardware Installation.......................................................

9

 

3.1.

System Requirements .................................................................................

9

 

3.2.

Hardware Instruction..................................................................................

10

 

 

Front Panel ...........................................................................................

10

 

3.3. Installing the DVD+RW/+R drive ...............................................................

14

 

 

Required Tools......................................................................................

14

 

 

Installation Procedure...........................................................................

14

 

3.4. Supported CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+RW/+R Discs ..................................

19

 

 

Supported Discs ...................................................................................

19

 

 

The handling of CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+RW/+R Discs .....................

19

4.

5.

Software Installation ......................................................

20

4.1.

Before You Start ........................................................................................

20

4.2.

Installing Software .....................................................................................

20

Technical Support..........................................................

21

5.1.

Firmware Upgrade.....................................................................................

21

5.2.

Troubleshooting .........................................................................................

22

5.3.

How to Contact Us.....................................................................................

24

Appendix A. Glossary..................................................

26

Appendix B.

Appendix C.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) .......

29

Specification...........................................

31