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DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive - Overview

General information

The new DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive provides rewritable DVD technology suitable for archiving data or authoring DVD video content. Other features

  • Complies with industry standard specifications defined by the DVD
  • Forum for the 9.4/4.7GB DVD-RAM standard (version 2.1) and DVD-R for general usage standard (version 2.0)
  • Reads and writes single-sided 4.7GB DVD-RAM discs or double-sided
  • 9.4GB DVD-RAM discs at 2.77MB/sec
  • Reads and writes single-sided 2.6GB DVD-RAM discs or double-sided
  • 5.2GB DVD-RAM discs at 1.38MB/sec
  • Reads DVD-ROM and DVD-R media at up to 8.3MB/sec
  • Writes single-sided 4.7GB 650 nm DVD-R discs at 1.38MB/sec
  • Reads CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and CD-Audio discs
  • 1MB Memory Buffer
  • Enhanced IDE (ATAPI) Interface
  • Write directly to DVD-RAM discs as a drive letter
  • Record DVD video to DVD-R for playback in most consumer DVD players
  • MPEG-2 decoding software for video and DVD playback


1yr Limited - customer carry in exchange


You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive
  • User's Guide and software CD
  • 18-inch IDE cable - 2 drops
  • Internal Audio 'Y' cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety information book on CD

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)


  • Marketing part number: 22P6959
  • Replacement part number: 24P3615

Additional part numbers

  • IDE cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 92F0424
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Audio Y cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 09N1782
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide

Product dates


  • Announce date: 18 Sep 2001
  • Planned availability date: 9 Oct 2001
  • Withdrawal date: 24 Dec 2002

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

Sustained data transfer rate:

  • 9.4/4.7GB DVD-RAM 2.77 MB/s
  • 5.2/2.6GB DVD-RAM 1.38 MB/s
  • 8.5/4.7GB DVD-ROM 3.4-8.3 MB/s
  • 4.7GB DVD-R (write) 1.38 MB/s
  • 650MB CD-ROM/R 1.5-3.6 MB/s

Maximum Burst data transfer rate:

  • Ultra DMA Mode 2 33.3 MB/s
  • Multiword DMA Mode 2 16.6 MB/s
  • ATA PIO Mode 4 16.6 MB/s

Average access time:

  • CD-ROM/R (Including latency) 100 ms
  • DVD-ROM (Including latency) 110 ms
  • DVD-RAM (Including latency) 130 ms
  • DVD-R (Including latency) 110 ms

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

Approximate Height:42 mm (1.7in)
Approximate Width:146 mm (5.7in)
Approximate Length:201 mm (7.9in)
Approximate Weight:1.1 kg (2.4lb)

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 10% and 80% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

United States and Canada:

  • FCC label
  • UL mark
  • CSA mark

Europe, Middle East, Africa:

  • European Union -- CE Mark

Asia Pacific:

  • Australia/New Zealand -- C-Tick
  • Korea -- Korean MIC label
  • Taiwan -- BSMI
  • Japan -- VCCI

Hardware requirements

The DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive is supported on the following systems:

DescriptionMachine TypeModel
IntelliStation Z Pro(1)6865, 6866,All
IntelliStation M Pro(1)6849, 6868, 6878, 6889, 6897All
IntelliStation E Pro(1)6836, 6846, 6867, 6893, 6204, 6214All
NetVista A216336, 6337, 6339, 6341, 6342, 6346, 6347, 6348All
NetVista A22p2292, 6343, 6349, 6350, 6823, 6825All
NetVista A21i2256, 2257All
NetVista A606833(5), 6838All
NetVista A60i6832(5), 6848All
NetVista A406599, 6830, 6831All
NetVista A40i2251, 2271, 2284All
NetVista A40p6840, 6841All
NetVista X416274, 6596, 2283All
NetVista S406644, 6645All
NetVista S40p6646All
NetVista A206270, 6279, 6286, 6266All
NetVista A20i2275, 6276All
NetVista M416790, 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795All

(1) Systems with 3D and FireGL graphic chipsets do not support MPEG-2 playback.

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Windows NT 4.0*
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Me

* Windows NT 4.0 requires third-party bus master IDE drivers to support MPEG-2 playback.


The DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive is compatible with the following CD and DVD formats:

  • DVD-RAM 2.6/5.2GB and 4.7/9.4GB
  • DVD-ROM 4.7/8.5 GB
  • DVD-R 3.9GB and 4.7GB (read)
  • DVD-R Version 2.0 4.7GB (read and write)
  • DVD-RW Version 1.1 4.7GB (read)
  • CD-RW
  • CD-R
  • CD-ROM mode-1 data
  • CD-ROM mode-2 data
  • CD Audio
  • CD-I
  • Photo CD multisession
  • Video CD
  • CD-Extra

NOTE: Some software configurations may not be compatible with all media.


Some configurations may not be supported.

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Document ID : PD001152
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-39218
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