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ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive

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Enhance the productivity of your ThinkPad computer with the following new ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000 IDE storage devices:

ThinkPad 8x8x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • Store up to 650 MB of data on a single standard CD-R or CD-RW
  • Read or write data with its speedy maximum data transfer rates
  • Minimize recording errors with buffer underrun protection technology
  • Play back DVD movies and run or install DVD software at 8X maximum DVD data transfer rates

ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • Store up to 650 MB of data on a single standard CD-R or CD-RW
  • Read or write data with its speedy maximum data transfer rates
  • Minimize recording errors

ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • Reads both CD and DVD media
  • Speedy data transfer rates of 8X maximum on DVD and 24X maximum on CD
  • Extremely lightweight drive for easy portability (at least 25% lighter than any previous ThinkPad DVD Ultrabay 2000 drive)

Warranty
1 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange

Packaging
You will receive one box containing the following items:

ThinkPad 8x8x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • ThinkPad CD-RW DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • CD-RW Application Software
  • DVD Application Software

ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • CD-RW Application Software
  • User's Guide

ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive

  • ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • DVD Application Software
  • User's Guide

Product Dates
World Wide

  • Announce Date: 22 Jan 2002
  • Withdrawal Date: 29 Oct 2002
  • Effective withdrawal date: 28 Apr 2006 (ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive)

Planned Dates are as follows:

United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Availability Date: 31 Jan 2002

  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Availability Date: 15 Feb 2002

  • ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Asia Pacific
Availability Date: 7 Feb 2002

  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Availability Date: 22 Feb 2002

  • ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Technical Specifications
ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Access Speed: 180 ms
  • Write Speed: 8X maximum CD-R, 8X maximum CD-RW
  • Read Speed: 24X maximum using CD media, 8X maximum using DVD media
  • Buffer Memory: 2MB

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

Height

  • 14.2 mm
  • 0.56 in

Width

  • 130.4 mm
  • 5.13 in

Depth

  • 144.3 mm
  • 5.68 in

Weight

  • 300 g
  • 0.662 lb

Operating Temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celcius and 50 degrees Celcius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 122 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Humidity
  • Operating: between 10% and 80% (non-condensing)
Agency Approvals
  • CE
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • UL
  • MIC
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI
Hardware Requirements

The ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo II Ultrabay 2000 Drive is supported on the following systems:

Description Machine type
Model
ThinkPad R Series2656, 2676
All
ThinkPad X Series *2660, 2661, 2662
All
ThinkPad A Series2628, 2629, 2633,
2655, 2663, 2664,
2652, 2653, 2654
All
ThinkPad T Series2647, 2648 , 2366 , 2367
All
ThinkPad Dock2631
All

NOTE: * When installed in UltraBase X2 Media Slice (part number 08N1180)

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95

Compatibility
Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations
ThinkPad A21e and A22e (model/type 2655) does not support DVD 2 playback under Windows NT.

Technical Specifications
ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Data transfer rate: 16.6 MB/sec
  • Average access time: 110 ms
  • Data buffer capacity: 2 MB

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

Height

  • 12.7 mm
  • 0.50 in

Width

  • 128 mm
  • 5.04 in

Length

  • 129.4 mm
  • 5.09 in

Weight

  • 240 g
  • 0.529 lb

Operating Temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celcius and 45 degrees Celcius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 113 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Humidity
  • Operating: between 8% and 80% (non-condensing)
Agency Approvals
  • MIC
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI
  • UL
  • TUV
  • CSA
  • CE
Hardware Requirements
The ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive is supported on the following systems:

Description Machine type
Model
ThinkPad R Series2656, 2676
All
ThinkPad X Series *2660, 2661, 2662
All
ThinkPad A Series2628, 2629, 2633,
2655, 2663, 2664,
2652, 2653, 2654
All
ThinkPad T Series2647, 2648
All
ThinkPad Dock2631
All


NOTE: * When installed in UltraBase X2 Media Slice (part number 08N1180)

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows (R) 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Microsoft Windows NT (R) 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Compatibility
Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations
ThinkPad A21e and A22e (model/type 2655) does not support DVD 2 playback under Windows NT.

Technical Specifications
ThinkPad Enhanced 8X/4X/24X Max CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive

Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Buffer Memory Size: 512 KB
  • Random Access Time: 190 ms max
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10.8 MB/sec max

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

Height

  • 12.7 mm
  • 0.50 in

Width

  • 128 mm
  • 5.04 in

Length

  • 129.4 mm
  • 5.09 in

Weight

  • 180 g
  • 0.397 lb

Operating Temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celcius and 52 degrees Celcius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 126 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Humidity
  • Operating: between 15% and 85% (non-condensing)
Agency Approvals
  • CE
  • TUV
  • UL
  • CSA
  • MIC
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI
Hardware Requirements
The ThinkPad Ultralight 8X Max DVD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive is supported on the following systems:

Description Machine type
Model
ThinkPad R Series2656, 2676
All
ThinkPad X Series *2660, 2661, 2662
All
ThinkPad A Series2628, 2629, 2633,
2655, 2663, 2664, 2652, 2653,2654
All
ThinkPad T Series2647, 2648
All
ThinkPad Dock2631
All


NOTE: * When installed in UltraBase X2 Media Slice (part number 08N1180)

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Compatibility
Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations
ThinkPad A21e and A22e (model/type 2655) does not support DVD 2 playback under Windows NT.

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