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ThinkPad 390X 4X MAX DVD/FDD Bay Drive - Product Overview

General information
The ThinkPad 390X 4X MAX(1) DVD/FDD Bay Drive provides high-capacity, leading-edge DVD technology. Features include:

  • DVD movie playback with included DVD navigator software
  • Playback and access to both DVD and CD-ROM data and audio
  • Read DVD-ROM media at data transfer rate speeds at up to 4X and CD-ROM media at data transfer rate speeds up to 24X
  • Electrical eject tray with disk media clamp for easy DVD and CD-ROM media access
  • 1.44 MB diskette drive
  • One-year, limited warranty(2)

(1) Variable read rate. Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
(2) For information on and copies of the statement of limited warranty, call 800-426-7378 (in the US) or contact your reseller.
1 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange
One box containing:

  • 4X MAX DVD/FDD Drive Assembly
  • Media Group
  • Publications

Product marketing and FRU part number(s)
Marketing part number: 05K9129
FRU part number: 05K9161
UPC Code: 0-87944-45911-6
EAN Code: 50-19170-49511-5
Product dates
Announce Date: 09/20/1999
Planned Availability Date: 09/28/1999
Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Electrical eject tray with disk clamp for easy DVD and CD Media access
  • CD-DA and DVD audio playback and digital data transfer for both CD/DVD music and CD/DVD data/audio playback
  • Regional protection code 2 (RPC2) enabling region code section by the end user
  • Read only on DVD-ROM at up to 4X, CD-ROM at up to 24 MAX
  • 128KB (or more) data buffer
  • PIO mode 4 data transfer without I/O channel ready at 16.7 MB/s
  • DMA Multi-word mode 2 data transfer at 16.7 MB/s

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


  • 0.66 lbs
  • 300g


  • 1.18 inches
  • 30.0 mm


  • 7.71 inches
  • 145.0 mm


  • 6.06 inches
  • 154.0 mm

Operating temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celcius and 35 degrees Celcius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 8% and 95%

Agency approvals

  • CE Mark
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV

ENERGY STAR-compliant
No. The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
Hardware requirements for systems
The ThinkPad 390X 4X MAX DVD/FDD Bay Drive is supported on the following platform

Machine type
ThinkPad 390X 2626 All



NOTE: The ThinkPad 390X 4X MAX DVD/FDD Bay Drive is not supported on non-IBM platforms.
Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT Workstation V4.0

DVD movie playback is not supported under Windows NT.
Some configurations may not be supported.
DVD movie playback is not supported under Windows NT.
Document note(s):

  1. The symbol * is used to denote that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date the products will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly.

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Document ID : PD000771
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4BXK25
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