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8X/4X/32X CD-RW Internal IDE White Option Kit - Overview

At a glance
The new IBM 8X/4X/32X CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) Internal IDE White Option Kit delivers a triple-function drive with the latest CD-Recordable (CD-R) and CD-RW capabilities. This new drive offers industry-leading performance by:

  • Writing to CD-R media at speeds up to 8X
  • Writing and rewriting CD-RW media up to 1,000 times at 4X speed
  • Reading at speeds of 32X to 8X, depending on the CD media being read

Note: Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.

All this functionality is offered with extensive compatibility-testing between the drive, the CD software, and IBM systems currently and previously shipped.

IBM's latest high-capacity, removable media drive enables users to mobilize their data and expand their desktop by writing, backing up, storing, or archiving up to 650MB of data on each CD-R or CD-RW media. The IBM CD-RW drive includes Adaptec's Easy CD Creator and DirectCD CD mastering and writing software, which increases user productivity through data and audio CD creation, and CD copy or backup functions. Plus, users can now easily share what they write to CD-R and CD-RW media with most currently installed CD-ROM drives.


  • 8X,4X,2X Write speed of CD-R media
  • 4X,2X Write speed of CD-RW media
  • 32X/14X Read speed of CD-ROM and CD-R media, 20X/8X Read speed for CD-RW media
  • Enhanced IDE/ATAPI interface
  • 110 ms average access time (14-32X CAV)
  • 2 MB data buffer
  • Front panel audio jack and volume control
  • Vertical or horizontal mount

1 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange

One box containing:

  • White CD-RW drive
  • CD Creator software pack
  • Two drops, 18-inch IDE cable
  • Audio cables
  • White picture frame bezels
  • Mounting Screws
  • Owner's manual
  • Safety manual
  • Blank CD-R disk
  • Blank CD-RW disk

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

  • Marketing part number: 33L5019
  • FRU part number: 09N0891

Additional part numbers

Associated Part(s)
Two drops, 18" IDE Cable

  • FRU part number: 92F0424
  • Applicable location(s): Canada, Latin America, United States

Audio cable M-M

  • FRU part number: 00K8155
  • Applicable location(s): Canada, Latin America, United States

Audio cable M-P3

  • FRU part number: 10H2924
  • Applicable location(s): Canada, Latin America, United States

White picture frame bezel pack

  • FRU part number: 33L4970
  • Applicable location(s): Canada, Latin America, United States

Product dates
Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Announce Date: 02/22/2000
  • Planned Availability Date: 03/10/2000

Europe/Middle East/Africa

  • Announce Date: 02/22/2000
  • Planned Availability Date: 03/17/2000

Technical specifications
Performance Specifications as known at time of announcement
Sustained data transfer rate:

  • Mode 1 (1X, read/write) - 150 KB/s
  • Mode 1 (8X, read ) - 1200 KB/s
  • Mode 1 (14-32X, CAV read) - 2100-4800KB/s

Burst data transfer rate:

  • ATA PIO Mode 4 - 16.7 MB/s
  • ATA Multi Word DMA Mode 2 - 16.7 MB/s

Average access time including latency (CAV) - 110 ms
MTBF (10% duty) - 120,000 POH

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


  • 2.5 lbs
  • 1.1 kg


  • 1.7 inches
  • 42 mm


  • 5.8 inches
  • 146 mm


  • 8.0 inches
  • 203 mm

Operating temperature

  • between 5 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius
  • between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and 113 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity
Operating: between 10% and 90% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • FCC
  • UL
  • European Union -- CE MARK
  • Australia/New Zealand -- C-Tick
  • Korea -- Korean MIC label

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

Hardware requirements for IBM systems
The IBM 8X/4X/32X CD-Rewritable Internal IDE White option kit is supported on the following IBM platforms:

  • PC 300PL - 6584, 6594, 6862, 6892, 6565
  • PC 300GL - 6268, 6288, 6285, 6278, 6563, 6564, 6574, 6267, 6277, 6287, 6561, 6591, 6265, 6275
  • Aptiva - 2138, 2139, 2140, 2170, 2171, 2174

Note: All models with Pentium II processors 133 MHz and above are supported.

Software requirements
Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2, 98, NT 4.0

The IBM 8X/4X/32X CD-RW Internal IDE White Option Kit is compatible with the following CD formats:

In Read mode:

  • CD-ROM mode-1 data discs
  • CD-ROM XA discs
  • CD Audio discs
  • CD-I discs
  • Photo CD discs
  • Video CD discs
  • CD-R discs
  • CD-RW discs

In Write mode:

  • CD-ROM mode-1
  • CD Audio
  • CD-I
  • Mixed Mode
  • Video CD
  • CD-Text
  • CD- Extra

The IBM 8X/4X/32X CD-RW Internal IDE White Option Kit is compatible with a broad mix of third-party, non-IBM systems. Some vendor-specific mounting hardware may be required.

Some configurations may not be compatible.

Installation time is approximately 30 minutes.

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