AOpen EHD-2412UE User Manual

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Copyright

© 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

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5.

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

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1.1.

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

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

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

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2.1.

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

2

2.2.

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

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2.3.

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

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2.4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3.1.

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

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3.2.

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

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

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Rear Panel..............................................................................................

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3.3. Installing AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive..............................................

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3.4. Supported CD-R and CD-RW Discs..........................................................

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

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

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

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4.1.

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

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4.2.

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

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

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5.1.

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

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5.2.

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

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5.3.

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

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

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Appendix B.

Appendix C.

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

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

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Use Precautions

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1.Use Precautions

These precautions explain how to use the device correctly and safely, thereby preventing injury to you 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

Do not open the device or attempt to disassemble or to modify it.

Do not look inside the device. If you expose your eyes to the laser inside the device, you risk damage or loss of your eyesight.

Do not insert fingers or foreign objects into the device.

Do not expose the device to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet conditions or place containers on it that contain liquids which might spill into any openings.

Follow the Operation Manual carefully. Follow the correct procedure when setting up the device.

If unusual smells, sounds or smoke emanate from the device or if liquids enter the device, switch the computer off immediately and unplug it from the power outlet.

Make sure the computer is electrically grounded.

When opening the computer, always unplug the computer from the electrical outlet. Do not touch the plug with wet hands.

When used in a fan-cooled system, the device should not be exposed to temperatures outside the range of 5 ~ 40 .

1.2. Warning as to Use

This AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive together with software is a product for utilizing DVD+RW/+R/CD-RW recording media with rewriting, erasing and readout capabilities, as an external computer memory device. Except in the case where copying of CD-ROMs or 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 of CD-ROMs and copyright laws. Take notice that unauthorized copying may be subject to claims for damages and to penalties.

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Introduction

2.Introduction

2.1. Overview

Thank you for purchasing AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive. In this manual, we will explain how to install your AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive correctly. Please read this manual carefully before using the drive.

JustLink

JustLink is a new technology developed independently by Ricoh that automatically prevents buffer under-run errors by predicting them before they happen. AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive features JustLink technology to enable stable writing in the following situations where buffer under-run errors may otherwise occur in a conventional drive.

With high-speed writing,

When some other operation is being performed on the computer during writing, When writing CD-R/CD-RW from a CD-ROM drive,

When writing directly via network.

High Versatility

The AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive is an ideal all-in-one solution for reading CD’s, copying audio/software CD’s, creating photo/audio/video CD’s, or acting as a storage drive for archiving or backup. The drive (retail pack only) comes complete with everything you need to make CD’s right away, including bundled software and blank CDs. With this software, you can create your own CDs.

High Reliability

An improved anti-heat design 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

The AOpen USB2.0 DVD+RW/+R drive supports all major CD/DVD formats, offering full backward-compatibility through the huge installed base of CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives and media. What’s more, reordered DVD+RW/+R/CD-RW media can be played in a DVD player with multi-read feature, maintaining future compatibility.

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Introduction

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2.2. Features

USB2.0 interface.

Completely sealed door construction provides high reliability

JustLink has made auto-avoidance against buffer under run errors possible

Can read not only CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+RW discs, but also video CDs, music CDs, photo CDs, and CD-Text

Can read CD data at 32x speed (4.8MB/sec data transfer rate), write data at 12x speed (CD-R, 1.8MB/sec data transfer rate.), re-write data at 10x speed *1 (High Speed CD-RW, 1.5MB/sec data transfer rate), and write data at 2.4x speed (DVD+RW/+R, 3.32MB/sec data transfer rate).

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

Support random write UDF in DVD+RW

Legacy DVD-ROM and DVD Player can play DVD+RW/+R disc An improved anti-heat design means that no cooling fan is needed.

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

Supports random UDF for easy writing to CD-R/RW discs Emergency disk unload

Front panel rotary volume control

Back panel included analog audio output and digital audio output

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Introduction

2.3.Format Compatibility

This DVD+RW/+R drive is compatible with the following formats:

”Read” means Data Transfer; “Play” means Audio Play back

Write

Read

Play*1

CD-DA

CD-ROM

CD-Extra

CD-ROM XA

Photo CD*2

CD-I*2

CD-G

CD-Text

DVD+RW

DVD-RW*3

DVD-R*3

DVD+R

DVD-ROM

*1 Play means audio play back. Read means data transfer.

*2 CD-I, Photo-CD requires special reader/player. Photo-CD writing requires Kodak license.

*3 Theoretically allows if disc being read is compatible with DVD-ROM Not recommended and unwarranted by AOpen.

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