Targus PACMB010U User Manual

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USB 2.0

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USER GUIDE

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Features and specifications subject to change without notice. © 2006 Targus Group International, Inc. and Targus, Inc.

PACMB010U / 410-0228-001A

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TARGUS USB 2.0

DVD/CD-RWSLIM

EXTERNAL DRIVE

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RWSlim External Drive that allows you to read, write and rewrite CDs, read data DVDs and playback DVD movies. After installing the Targus drive, you can use it at any time by connecting the supplied Universal Serial Bus (USB)Y-cableto your computer’s USB ports.

This user’s guide describes how to connect and operate the Targus drive. In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:

Targus USB 2.0 DVD/CD-RWSlim External Drive

USB 2.0 Y-cable

CD writing application

System Requirements

To use the Targus drive, your computer must meet the following hardware requirements and run one of the operating systems listed below.

Hardware

PC with an Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent and a hard disk drive

64 MB RAM or higher, depending on the operating system

Two (2) USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface ports

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NOTES: The Targus drive receives its power from your computer’s USB ports. You must have a minimum of two USB ports to use the drive, they must be in full compliance with the USB specifications and supply a minimum of 5V/500mA of power per port.

When connected to USB version 1.1 ports, the drive’s performance level will be less than optimal. For best results, connect the drive to USB version 2.0 ports.

This drive will read DVD-ROMsas delivered, but in order to play DVD movies, you must have movie playback software (not included) installed on your system.

Operating System

• Windows® Me/2000/XP

Connecting the Drive and Installing the Drivers

NOTES: Installing the Targus drive may change internal drive letter assignments.

You can connect the Targus drive to your computer via a hub or port replicator as long as the device has its own AC power adapter.

The Y-cablethat connects the Targus drive to your computer has two USB type A connector ends, one single and one with a USB passthrough.

The USB pass-throughconnector supports both upand downstream data flow between your computer and any supported device connected to it, such as a USB mouse or port replicator. The single connector supports both upand downstream data flow between the Targus drive and your computer. Both connector ends provide power to the Targus drive.

CAUTIONS: Avoid connecting a high power device, such as a printer or scanner, to your computer via the Y-cable’spass-throughend as the device may not work properly and/or cause the Targus drive to stop working temporarily. For best results, connect only low power devices, such as a mouse or keyboard, to the passthrough end.

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If using a hub or port replicator, the USB ports on the device must provide at least 500 mA, per port, for the Targus drive to work properly. Also, for best results, turn off any high power devices on the hub or port replicator while using the drive.

NOTE: Not all USB hubs and port replicators will support the use of this drive with the Y-cable.If your hub or port replicator does not allow the drive to function, the drive will need to be attached directly to the USB ports on your computer.

When the USB type A connectors are used together, the Y-cableprovides enough power to run the Targus drive, eliminating the need for an AC power adapter.

1 Using the supplied Y-cable,connect the USB type A connector with the USBpass-throughinto a USB port on your computer.

2 Connect the single USB type A connector into another USB port on your computer for additional power to the drive.

3 Connect the Y-cable’sUSB type B connector (the single end) into the Targus drive and turn on your computer.

Your computer’s operating system automatically detects the new hardware and begins installing the appropriate default drivers.

4 Follow the on-screeninstructions to complete the driver installation.

You can now begin using the drive.

Using the Drive

Inserting and Removing a Disc

CAUTION: Avoid touching the readable (plain) side(s) of a disc. Touching the readable side of the disc may cause read errors, poor performance or failed operation.

1 Turn on your computer and press the drive’s eject button to open the tray.

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2 To insert a disc, hold it by the edges and place it in the tray with the readable (plain) side down.

3 Close the media tray by gently pushing it until it clicks into place.

USB 2.0 cable port Audio out jack

Media tray Indicator light

Eject button Emergency eject hole

Targus drive

To remove a disc, grasp it by the edges and gently pull up until the disc is released.

Removing a Disc Using the Emergency Eject Feature

CAUTION: Use the emergency eject mechanism only if the Targus drive is not connected to your computer or if the computer’s battery is flat and there is no power available for the eject button. Excessive use of the emergency eject mechanism may damage it and cause the mechanism to stop working.

To manually remove a disc when there is no power to your computer:

1 Gently insert a slim, straight object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the emergency eject hole until you feel some resistance.

2 Remove the paper clip.

3 Carefully open the tray by hand.

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Playing Audio CDs

To play audio CDs, use the Windows Media™ Player included in your computer’s operating system.

The Targus drive supports digital audio extraction (DAE) for audio CD playback. This allows you to listen to audio CDs via your computer’s built-inaudio system without connecting external devices, such as headphones or speakers. To use this method, the digital audio feature in Windows Media Player must be enabled.

You can also listen to audio CDs by connecting headphones or external speakers to the audio out jack on the Targus drive. However, you must disable the digital audio feature in Windows Media Player, otherwise you will continue to hear audio through your computer.

To enable or disable the digital audio feature, refer to the Windows® operating system manual that came with your computer or select the Help option in Windows Media Player.

Reading Data DVDs

You can read data DVDs without installing any special software.

Playing DVD Movies

To playback movies, you must have a DVD player application installed on your computer.

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Hot Swapping

You can connect and disconnect the Targus drive while the computer is running. When connecting the Targus drive, first connect the Type A connectors of the Y-cableand then connect the Type B connector. When disconnecting the drive, disconnect the Type B connector first, followed by both Type A connectors.

Writing and Rewriting CDs

To write and rewrite CDs, you must install writing software. For your convenience, a CD writing application is supplied. To install the CD writing software:

1 Insert the supplied CD-ROMinto the Targus drive (or your computer’s internalCD-ROMdrive if it has one).

2 If setup does not begin automatically, click Start, then Run, and enter D:\setup.exe (where D: is the path of the CD-ROMdrive) and

click OK.

3 Follow the on-screeninstructions to complete installation.

For more information on how to use the CD writing application, refer to the documentation on the CD-ROM.

Things to Remember

Operating Hints

Never press the eject button while the Targus drive is accessing a disc.

The Targus drive operates in either an upright or horizontal position. To prevent possible damage, avoid changing the drive’s position while it is in use.

Avoid using or storing the Targus drive in extreme temperatures. The environmental specifications while operating are 50-113degrees F(10-45degrees C).

After transporting the Targus drive, allow it to reach room temperature before using it.

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CAUTION: Changes in temperature during transport, particularly from a cool to a warmer temperature, can cause condensation to form in the drive and may result in operating problems. Allowing the drive to reach room temperature helps to prevent this.

Avoid using the Targus drive in dusty or humid surroundings.

A short delay is normal before the Targus drive reads an audio CD, CD-ROM,DVD orDVD-ROM.

WARNING: Never clean the Targus drive with a commercially available CD or CDROM cleaning set as doing so may cause damage to the drive.

Safety Measures

Any attempt to disassemble, adjust or repair the Targus drive may result in exposure to laser light or other safety hazards.

This is a Class 1 Laser Product. This product complies with all applicable safety standards, DHHS Rules 21 CFR Chapter 1, Sub chapter J. The laser beam generated is totally enclosed during all modes of normal operation, and no hazardous laser light is emitted from the drive.

Specifications

Dimensions

Length:

6.1 inches (15.5 cm)

 

Width:

5.6 inches (14.2 cm)

 

Height:

0.75 inches (1.9 cm)

Weight

14.6 ounces (414 g)

Computer connection USB 2.0

(compatible with USB

 

version 1.1; using USB 1.1 will result

 

in decreased performance)

Voltage

DC 5V± 5%

 

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Access Time

DVD:

180 ms (average)

 

CD:

220 ms (random)

Data Buffer

DVD:

512 kB

 

CD-RW:

128 kB

Maximum Speed

CD-Mode:

24x CD speed (3,600 KB/s)

 

 

24x CD-Rwrite speed

 

 

24x CD-RWoverwrite speed

 

DVD-Mode:8x DVD speed (8,112 KB/s)

Supported Disc Sizes Write:

12 cm (4.72 inches)

 

Read:

8 cm (3.15 inches)

 

 

12 cm (4.72 inches)

Disc Write Modes

DAO, SAO, TAO

 

Variable and Fixed Packet Writing

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Media Formats:

The Targus drive reads formats according to the following CD (compact disc) and DVD (digital versatile disc) standards:

Audio CDs

CD-DigitalAudio

CDI, CDI-Ready,CD-Midi,CD-R,CD-RW,CD Plus

CD-ROMXA

CD-TEXT,CD-EXTRA

Data-CDs(Joliet)

DVD-ROM,DVD-R

DVD-Video

Enhanced CD

i-traxCD

Kodak Photo CDs (singleand multi-session)

Mixed Mode CDs

MS-DOS®operating system data CDs (High Sierra, Mode 1 & Mode 2 complying with ISO 9660)

UDF (Universal Disc Format)

Video CDs

Storage Capacity:

DVD-ROMtype description

DVD-5

DVD-9

DVD-10

DVD-18

Capacity according to the manufacturer

4.7 GB

8.5 GB

9.4 GB

17 GB

 

 

 

 

 

Actual capacity

4.38 GB

7.96 GB

8.75 GB

15.92 GB

 

 

 

 

 

Written sides

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1

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

Layers per side (referring to the

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2

1

2

information-carryinglayer of the disc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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