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Portable Drive Bay 2000 - Overview
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The Portable Drive Bay 2000 offers excellent flexibility, usability, and connectivity. With both convenient USB and fast PCMCIA connectivity, this drive bay can be connected to either desktops or laptops. It can also be connected to the Multi-Port USB Hub. Using the appropriate IDE storage device, this drive bay offers portable and convenient support for:

  • Plug and Play and hot-swapping of Ultrabay 2000 storage devices
  • CD-ROM software installation
  • Multimedia CD-ROM audio playback
  • DVD movie playback and access to huge databases
  • Storage and backup of large files and multimedia using hard disk drives (HDDs), SuperDisk (LS-120), or CD-RW
  • Connection of Ultrabay 2000 IDE storage devices to other supported laptops (such as the ultraportable ThinkPad(R) 240) and desktops offering investment protection and commonality of storage parts
  • Simultaneous operation of another Ultrabay 2000 device (besides the one in the bay) for copying CD-ROM data onto CD-RW or CD-R media
The Portable Drive Bay 2000 has a stand for space-saving vertical mounting of the Ultrabay 2000 CD-ROM, DVD, CD-RW, and HDD drives. The SuperDisk (LS120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive is supported inside the Portable Drive Bay 2000 only when mounted in the horizontal position.

The Portable Drive Bay 2000 features:
  • Compact, lightweight, portable Ultrabay 2000 enclosure for Ultrabay 2000 IDE storage devices
  • Stand for vertical mounting, saving valuable desk space
  • USB cable and power adapter for USB attachment
  • PC Card and cable plus three AA batteries for supplemental power for PCMCIA attachment
  • Audio line out and cable for CD-ROM audio playback through ThinkPad speakers or headphones
  • Easy slide-in, slide-out installation of supported IDE storage devices
Warranty
  • 1 year limited customer carry-in exchange
Packaging
You will receive one box containing the following items:
  • PCMCIA IDE card and cable
  • USB Cable and power adapter for USB attachment
  • Audio cable
  • Stand
  • User's Guide
  • Publications
Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4499
Drive Bay

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4500
USB Cable

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4501
PCMCIA Card/Cable

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4502
Audio Cable

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4503
Stand

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4504
3 Prong Power Supply

part numbers applicable to: Canada, Latin America, United States
marketing part number: 19K4480
replacement part number (FRU): 19K4505
2 Prong Power Supply

Product dates
Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States
  • Announce date: 05/01/2000
  • Planned availability date: 06/30/2000
  • Effective withdrawal date: 12 Mar 2002
Europe/Middle East/Africa
  • Announce date: 05/02/2000
  • Planned availability date: 06/30/2000
  • Effective withdrawal date: 12 Mar 2002

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • PCMCIA connection: power drawn from ThinkPad, supplemental power from AA batteries
  • USB connection: power drawn from AC adapter
  • Supported devices: Ultrabay 2000 Drives such as CD, DVD, LS120, CD-RW, second hard disk drive (HDD)
  • Audio line out and cable for CD-ROM audio playback
  • Two status LEDS
  • Stand for vertical mounting

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

  • .984 inches
  • 25 mm

Width

  • 6.89 inches
  • 175 mm

Depth

  • 7.48 inches
  • 190 mm

Operating temperature

  • between 10 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 8% and 80%

Agency Approvals

  • MIC
  • CE
  • C-TICK
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • UL
  • CSA
  • BSMI

Hardware requirements
Supported on all of the following model ThinkPads:

  • ThinkPad A Series EXCEPT 2655
  • ThinkPad T Series 2647, 2648, 2649
  • ThinkPad X Series 2660, 2661, 2662
  • ThinkPad i Series 1161, 1171, 2611, 2621, 2627, 2651
  • ThinkPad 770 9544, 9548, 9549
  • ThinkPad 600 2645, 2646
  • ThinkPad 570 2643, 2644
  • ThinkPad 560 2640, 2641
  • ThinkPad 390 2624, 2626
  • ThinkPad 240 2609
  • NetVista S40 6644, 6645, 6646

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 for PCMCIA support
  • Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 for USB support

Compatibility

  • 24X-10X CD-ROM Ultrabay 2000 Drive ( 05K9233)
  • 6X-2X DVD Ultrabay 2000 Drive (27L3448)
  • SuperDisk (LS120) Ultrabay 2000 Drive (27L3451)
  • 4X/4X/20X CD-RW Ultrabay 2000 Drive (00N8252)
  • Second HDD Ultrabay 2000 Adapter (6 GB, 12 GB, 18 GB, 36 GB) (08K6068)
  • ThinkPad Zip 250MB Ultrabay 2000 Drive (00N8253)

Limitations
For best performance, use included power adapter as power source USB connectivity supported only with Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000. Windows NT 4.0 with PCMCIA support may require additional PCMCIA Card Management software (not included). Satisfactory DVD movie playback using the DVD Ultrabay 2000 Drive inside the Portable Drive Bay 2000 requires:

  • PCMCIA connectivity
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows 2000 operating system
  • Pentium II 300 MHz, or faster, system processor
  • Proper installation of DVD Navigator software

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