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9.4/4.7GB Black IDE DVD-RAM Drive - Overview

At a glance

The 9.4/4.7GB Black IDE DVD-RAM Drive enables fast recording of program and data files. Other benefits include:

  • Complies with industry standard specifications defined by the DVD
  • Forum for the 9.4/4.7GB DVD-RAM standard.
  • Reads and writes single-sided 4.7GB DVD-RAM discs or double-sided
  • 9.4GB DVD-RAM discs at 2.77MB/sec
  • Reads and writes single-sided 2.6GB DVD-RAM discs or double-sided
  • 5.2GB DVD-RAM discs at 1.38MB/sec
  • Reads DVD-ROM media at up to 8.3MB/sec
  • Reads DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and CD-Audio discs
  • 2MB Memory Buffer
  • Enhanced IDE (ATAPI) Interface
  • Write directly to the DVD-RAM drive as a drive letter
  • MPEG2 software for video and DVD playback


The 9.4/4.7GB Black IDE DVD-RAM Drive brings the industry's latest DVD technology to your workspace. This new DVD-RAM drive provides you with:

  • Rewritable, removable storage capacity up to 9.4GB per DVD-RAM disc (double-sided)
  • Read capability of DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and CD-Audio Discs
  • Enhanced IDE (ATAPI) Interface

1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange

This product is replaced by
The 9.4/4.7GB Black IDE DVD-RAM Drive is replaced by the DVD-RAM/DVD-R Drive (marketing part number 22P6959).

You will receive one box containing the following items:
  • Black DVD-RAM drive
  • VOB InstantWrite Software CD
  • MPEG2 Software CD
  • Software License Agreement
  • 18-inch IDE cable, 2 drops
  • Internal Audio 'Y' cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • User's Guide
  • Safety manual
Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
  • Marketing part number: 10K3561
  • Replacement part number: 19K1539
Additional part numbers
  • IDE cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 92F0424
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Audio Y cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 09N1782
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
Product dates
  • Announce date: 10 Oct 2000
  • Planned availability date: 10 Oct 2000
  • Withdrawal date: 16 Oct 2001
  • Effective withdrawal date: 31 Oct 2001

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

Sustained data transfer rate
9.4/4.7GB DVD-RAM 2.7 MB/s
5.2/2.6GB DVD-RAM 1.3 MB/s
8.5/4.7GB DVD-ROM 3.4-8.3 MB/s
650MB CD-ROM/R 1.5-3.6 MB/s
Maximum Burst data transfer rate
Ultra DMA Mode 2 33.3 MB/s
Multiword DMA Mode 2 16.6 MB/s
ATA PIO Mode 4 16.6 MB/s
Average access time
CD-ROM/R (Including latency) 150 ms
DVD-ROM (Including latency) 190 ms
DVD-RAM (Including latency) 210 ms

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


  • lbs: 2.6
  • kg: 1.2
  • inches: 1.7
  • mm: 42
  • inches: 5.7
  • mm: 146
  • inches: 8.1
  • mm: 206
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
United States and Canada
  • FCC label
  • UL mark
  • CSA mark
Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • European Union -- CE MARK
Asia Pacific
  • Australia/New Zealand -- C-Tick
  • Korea -- Korean MIC label
  • Taiwan -- BSMI

Hardware requirements
The 9.4/4.7GB Black IDE DVD-RAM Drive is supported on the following systems:

Description Machine type Model
IntelliStation E Pro 6836, 6846, 6867, Notes 1,2
  6893 Notes 1,2
IntelliStation M Pro 6868, 6878, 6888, Notes 1,2
  6889 Notes 1,2
IntelliStation Z Pro 6866, 6865 Notes 1,2


  • The color of the supplied drive is black.
  • This solution kit supports MPEG2 video playback on system configurations which have the Matrox G400 video adapter. Other video configurations may not support MPEG2 playback.

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 95 (OSR2)
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Millennium

NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 requires third-party bus master IDE drivers to support MPEG2 playback.

The DVD-RAM Drive is compatible with the following CD and DVD formats:

  • DVD-RAM 2.6/5.2GB and 4.7/9.4GB
  • DVD-ROM 4.7/8.5 GB
  • DVD-R 3.9GB and 4.7GB
  • CD-RW
  • CD-R
  • CD-ROM mode-1 data
  • CD-ROM mode-2 data
  • CD Audio
  • CD-I
  • Photo CD multisession
  • Video CD
  • CD-Extra

NOTE: Some software configurations may not be compatible with all media.

Some configurations may not be supported.

Cable orders required: No
Installation time: Approximately 45 minutes

Document notes:

  1. The symbol * means 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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