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Disclaimer

We make 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 our company., 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, we reserve 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:

yReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

yIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.

yConnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

yConsult 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.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1

LASER KLASSE 1

LOUKAN 1 LASERLAITE

PRODUIT LASER

CATEGORIE 1

Table of Contents

1.

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

1

 

1.1.

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

1

 

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

5

2.

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

6

 

2.1.

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

6

 

2.2.

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

7

 

2.3.

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

8

 

2.4.

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

9

 

 

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

9

 

 

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

9

 

 

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

9

 

 

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

9

 

 

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

9

3.

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

10

 

3.1.

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

10

 

3.2.

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

11

 

 

3.2.1 Front Panel (1) .............................................................................

11

 

 

3.2.2 Front Panel (2) .............................................................................

11

 

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

16

 

 

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

16

 

 

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

16

 

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

21

 

 

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

21

 

 

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

21

4.

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

22

 

4.1.

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

22

 

4.2.

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

22

5.

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

23

 

5.1.

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

23

Appendix A.

Glossary ...................................................................

26

Appendix B.

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

29

Appendix C. Specification ............................................................

31

Use Precautions

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1.Use Precautions

These precautions explain how to use the device correctly and safely, thereby preventing injury to yourself or to others. This section relates to your personal safety, and also helps you minimize the risk of damaging the device. Please read carefully before proceeding.

1.1. Warning for Safety

When you use this DVD+RW/+R, please pay heed to the following

At the time of installation: As suggested in your specifications please do not install in an unstable position or in one that vibrates.

Do not install in high humidity, direct sunlight, or damp conditions.

Do not use near magnetic fields, or place near a television or a radio signal as the performance of the device may be affected.

Do not open to try to repair as the laser may be harmful.

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yRead these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.

yFollow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

yDo not use this product near water.

yThis product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.

yThis product is equipped with a 3-wiregrounding-typeplug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug will only fit into agrounding-typepower outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the purpose of thegrounding-typeplug.

yNever push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

yDo not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

yDo not move from a cool environment to a warm one, as this will abruptly change the temperature of the device

yWhen moving the device, remove any disc from the device because any harm caused to the disc may result in data loss.

yPrevent liquids or metals from entering the device. If this situation should occur please contact your reseller for advice.

yDo not use any evaporating solvents to clean the device. If a spray solvent does happen to spray on the device please use a cloth to wipe it clean, or use a neutral cleaner to dilute the solvent and wipe the device clean.

yWhen the device is reading/writing please do not interrupt power supply.

yDo not place damaged discs inside the device. In the winter do not use discs brought in from outside immediately but wait until they have reached room temperature.

yUnplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed

b.If liquid has been spilled into the product

c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water

d.If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to

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normal condition.

e.If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged

f.If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.

When installing the IDE device please pay attention to these following details:

yKeep the IDE cable within 6 inches in length (15 cm).

yBefore connecting the IDE cable, please make sure the power supply is off.

When cleaning CD / DVD disc, please note:

yPress the eject button to remove the disc

yUse compressed air to rid dust from the disc (spray with compressed air for about five seconds)

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yWhen checking for dust, please make sure that your hands do not touch the surface of the disc.

Other points to pay attention to:

When moving the drive, please make sure that the disc has already been ejected.

yIf you have not used the drive for some time, there will be dust collected on the cover and in the tray. Before using the drive spray with compressed air to clean it of dust.

yBefore connecting all cables and wires, please make sure the power supply is off otherwise this may cause a short circuit.

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1.2. Warning as to Use

This DVD+RW/+R drive together with software is a product for utilizing DVD+RW/+R recording media with rewriting, erasing and readout capabilities, as an external computer memory device. Except in the case where copying of CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMsor the like is especially recognized under the copyrights laws as being for the purpose of individual use by the customer or the like, or in the case where the customer has obtained permission to make copies from the right holder, reproduction ofCD-ROMs/DVD-ROMsand copyright laws. Take notice that unauthorized copying may be subject to claims for damages and to penalties.

DANGER

INVISIBLE / VISIBLE RADIATION

WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO

BEAM.

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Introduction

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2.Introduction

2.1. Overview

Thank you for purchasing our DVD+RW/+R drive. In this manual, we will explain how to install your DVD+RW/+R drive correctly. Please read this manual carefully before using the drive.

High Speed

This DVD+RW/+R drive offers unprecedented performance to handle today’s demands by reading DVD’s at up to 8x speed and writing DVD+RW discs at super 4x speed. This product writes a 4.7 GB disc in about 20 minutes. Beside, this product writes CD-RorCD-RWdiscs at fast 24x / 10x speed. To read CD’s up to 40x speed.

Just Link

Just Link is a new technology developed independently by Ricoh that automatically prevents buffer under-runerrors by predicting them before they happen. This DVD+RW/+R features Just Link technology to enable stable writing in the following situations where bufferunder-runerrors may otherwise occur in a conventional drive.

yWith high-speedwriting,

yWhen some other operation is being performed on the computer during writing,

yWhen writing DVD+RW/+R/CD-R/CD-RWdiscs from aDVD-ROM/CD-ROMdrive,

yWhen writing directly via network.

High Reliability

An improved anti-heatdesign and the OPC design boost recording reliability. Optimum Power Control continually monitors signal levels during recording and adjusts laser power to compensate for a dirty disc. This feature ensures a flat signal, significantly enhancing reliability.

High Compatibility

This product supports all major CD / DVD formats, offering full backward-compatibilitythrough the huge installed base ofCD-ROM/DVD-ROMdrives and media. What’s more, reordered DVD+RW/+R media can be played in a DVD player withmulti-readfeature, maintaining future compatibility.

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2.2. Features

yE-IDEinterface meets requirements of ATAPI Version 2.6

yCompletely sealed door construction provides high reliability

yJustLink has made auto-avoidanceagainst buffer under run errors possible

yCan read not only CD-R,CD-RWand DVD+RW discs, but also video CDs, music CDs, photo CDs, andCD-Text

yCan read CD data at 40x speed (6.0MB/sec data transfer rate), write data at 24x speed (CD-R,3.6MB/sec data transfer rate.),re-writedata at 10x speed

(High Speed CD-RW,1.5MB/sec data transfer rate) *1, and write data at 4x speed (DVD+RW/+R, 5.52MB/sec data transfer rate).

yExcellent media compatibility: The firmware of DVD+RW/+R drive has tuned up to the 99% compatibility.

ySupport random write UDF in DVD+RW

yLegacy DVD-ROMand DVD Player can play DVD+RW/+R disc

yAn improved anti-heatdesign means that no cooling fan is needed.

yCompliant with Orange Book Part II (CD-R)and Part III, Volume 2 V1.0(CD-RW)

ySupports random UDF for easy writing to CD-R/RWdiscs

yEmergency disk unload

yBack panel included analog audio output and digital audio output

*1 The speed at which to write on the current standard CD-RWdisks is 4x recording (at a data transfer rate of 600KB/second).

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