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ThinkPad 6X-2X UltraslimBay Drive - Overview

General information
The ThinkPad 6X-2X DVD UltraslimBay Drive offers high-capacity, leading-edge DVD technology for running DVD and CD applications, installing DVD and CD software, and running DVD movies and CD music/audio.

The ThinkPad 6X-2X DVD UltraslimBay Drive features:

  • 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 of up to 6X and CD-ROM media at data transfer rate speeds of up to 24X
  • Electrical eject tray with disk media clamp for easy DVD and CD media access

3 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange

One box containing

  • 6X-2X DVD UltraslimBay Drive
  • Publications
  • DVD Express CD
  • Carrying Case

Product marketing and FRU part number(s)
Part numbers applicable to: worldwide

  • Marketing part number: 05K9169
  • FRU part number: 27L3873

Additional part numbers
Part number(s) for ordering multiple quantities

Product dates

  • Announce Date: 17 Feb 2000
  • Planned Availability Date: 29 Feb 2000
  • Effective Withdrawal Date: 31 Dec 2001

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

DVD mode

  • Data transfer rate: 2.5X-6X CAV
  • Access time (Typical): Single Layer 120 ms, Dual Layer 150 m
  • Power consumption (Typical): 3.8 W for Read/6.5 W for Seek
  • Data buffer: 512 KB
  • Burst Rate: 33.3 MB/s (Ultra DMA Mode)
  • Interface: ATAPI

CD mode

  • Data transfer rate: 10X-24X CAV
  • Access time (Typical): 120 ms
  • Power consumption (Typical): 3.8 W for Read/6.5 W for Seek
  • Data buffer: 512 KB
  • Burst rate: 33.3 MB/s (Ultra DMA Mode)
  • Interface: ATAPI

Readable media

  • CD-Audio
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-I
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • Photo CD
  • Video CD
  • Enhanced Music CD
  • DVD-5
  • DVD-9
  • DVD-10

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


  • 0.62 lbs
  • 280 g


  • 0.52 inches
  • 13.2 mm


  • 5.13 inches
  • 130.2 mm


  • 5.67 inches
  • 143.8 mm

Operating temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celsius and 51.7 degrees Celsius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 125 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 8% and 90% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV

ENERGY STAR-compliant
No. The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements
The ThinkPad 6X-2X DVD UltraslimBay Drive is supported on the following platforms:

  • ThinkPad 600 - 2645 (DVD movie playback under Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 is supported on the ThinkPad 600X only.)
  • ThinkPad 570 with UltraBase - 2644

Software compatibility

  • Microsoft Windows ME

Some configurations may not be compatible.

For satisfactory DVD movie playback performance on ThinkPad 600 models only (not 600E or 600X), it is strongly recommended to use an MPEG-2 PCMCIA DVD adapter. The ThinkPad-proven program has selected MARGI systems DVD-To-Go as the recommended MPEG-2 DVD PCMCIA adapter for improved movie viewing and for playback of most multimedia full-motion DVD applications.

Installation time is approximately 10 minutes.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

Document ID : PD001497
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4G5NTP
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