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ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive II (SATA) - Overview

ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive II (Serial ATA) (43N3229)

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive II - SATA (43N3229):

  • Supports read/write compatibility with multiple CD and DVD approved formats including (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer media).
  • Provides buffer underrun protection for reliable CD and DVD media recording.
  • Reads or writes data with speedy maximum data transfer rates of:
    • 24X maximum (write to CD-R)
    • 16X maximum (write to CD-RW)
    • 8X maximum (write to DVD-R)
    • 4X maximum (write to DVD-R DL)
    • 6X maximum (write to DVD-RW)
    • 8X maximum (write to DVD+R)
    • 4X maximum (write to DVD+R DL)
    • 8X maximum (write to DVD+RW)
    • 5X maximum (write to DVD-RAM)
    • 8X maximum (read CD-ROM)
    • 24X maximum (read DVD-ROM)
  • Includes the following software package:
    • WinDVD Creator Plus video editing and authoring software for capturing, editing, and creating your own videos. Save your home videos to DVD-R discs that are compatible with most set-top consumer DVD players and most PC DVD drives.
    • WinDVD software for playback of MPEG-2 files and DVD movies.
    • Multimedia Center for Think Offerings burning software for recording to CD and DVD supported media.
  • Maximum data transfer rates:
    • Write speeds1:
      • CD-R media - 24X ZCLV (3.69 MB/Sec)
      • CD-RW media - 4X CLV (0.61 MB/Sec)
      • High-speed CD-RW media - 10X CLV (1.53 MB/Sec)
      • Ultra-speed CD-RW media - 16X ZCLV (2.46 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-R media - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-R DL - 4X ZCLV (5.54 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+R media - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+R DL - 4X ZCLV (5.54 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-RW media - 6X ZCLV (8.31 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+RW media - 6X ZCLV (8.31 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-RAM media - 5X PCAV (6.93 MB/Sec)
  • Read speeds1:
    • CD-ROM - 24X CAV (3.69 MB/Sec)
    • DVD-ROM - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
  • Maximum Burst data transfer rates:
    • Ultra DMA Mode 6: 133 MB/s
    • Multiword DMA Mode 2: 16.6 MB/s
    • ATA PIO Mode 4: 16.6 MB/s
  • Average access times:
    • CD-ROM: 150 ms (typical)
    • DVD-ROM: 180 ms (typical)
  • Bevel on the bottom edge of the black bezel
  • Physical specifications:
    • Approximate height: 9.5 mm (0.37 in)
    • Approximate width: 129 mm (5.08 in)
    • Approximate length: 131 mm (5.15 in)
    • Approximate weight: 140 g (0.3 lb)

1: CD and DVD drives list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum possible.

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

 

Hardware compatibility
Description
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T420s, T500
All
ThinkPad W500 All
ThinkPad X220, X220 Tablet via ThinkPad Ultrabase Series 3
All
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet via ThinkPad X200 Ultrabase
All

Note: ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Enhanced 12.7mm Drive II - SATA is available, and compatible to other ThinkPad systems

 

CD and DVD format compatibility
  • DVD-RAM (4.7GB)
  • DVD-ROM
  • DVD-R (4.7GB)
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD+R Double Layer
  • DVD-R Dual Layer
  • DVD-RW V1.1/1.2
  • CD-RW
  • CD-R
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM XA
  • Photo CD multisession
  • Video CD
  • CD-Extra
  • CD-TEXT

Note: Some software configurations may not be compatible with all media. Also, some DVD+R and DVD+RW media brands may not be compatible.

 

Media compatibility

To learn what media is compatible with this product, please view Information about CD and DVD media types for more details.

Note
: CD and DVD drive formats are located on the product and should be matched with the description(s) on the Information about CD and DVD media type document.

 

Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

 

Packaging
  • ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive II (Serial ATA)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety information book on CD
  • Super CD containing User's Guide, WinDVD, WinDVD Creator and Multi MediaCentre applications

 

Agency approvals
CE, CSA, TUV, UL, MIC, C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, FCC

 

Additional product information
Publications - Instruction manuals for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
Lenovo Support: Notebook Optical (CD, DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-ray) Drives - Reference Guide - A list of other DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-Ray internal or USB-attach external drives.
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.


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