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Thinkpad CD-RW DVD Combo Ultrabay 2000 Drive - Overview

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At a glance

  • The ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo Ultrabay 2000 Drive lets you play and record audio files, install software, playback and navigate DVD video, and write data for distribution and back-up. You can read or store huge amounts of data quicker than ever using this innovative drive, combined with industry-leading DVD movie navigator and CD-RW writing software.
  • This new slim drive easily slides in and out of the Ultrabay 2000 for ThinkPad A and T Series laptops, ThinkPad Dock, and UltraBase X2 media slice. This option also includes:
    • Carrying case for convenient protective mobility
    • Appropriate software for writing data and audio files on CD-R and CD-RW media
    • Software for DVD movie playback and navigation
  • Improve the productivity of your ThinkPad with the new ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000 IDE storage device.
    • Writes data with its quick 4x maximum (writing to CD-R and CD-RW media) data transfer rates
    • Reads data at fast 24x maximum (reading CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW media) data transfer rates
    • Plays back DVD movies and runs or installs DVD software at 6x maximum DVD data transfer rates
    • Stores multimedia, graphics, pictures, and large amounts of data on a single, standard CD-R or CD-RW
    • Includes industry-leading CD-RW software, and DVD movie navigator software for CD burning and DVD movie playback


1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange


You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • CD-RW/DVD drive
  • Carrying case
  • CD-RW software
  • DVD Navigator movie playback software
  • Publication

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)


  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo Ultrabay 2000 Drive
  • Marketing part number: 08K9572
  • Replacement part number: 08K9571

Product dates


  • Announce date: 30 Mar 2001
  • Planned availability date: Jul 2001
  • Effective withdrawal date: 12 Feb 2002

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

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

Approximate height:

  • inches: 0.56
  • mm: 14.20
Approximate width:
  • inches: 5.13
  • mm: 130.40
Approximate depth:
  • inches: 5.68
  • mm: 144.30

Operating temperature

  • Between 10 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius
  • Between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 122 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 8% and 80% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI
  • MIC

Hardware requirements

The ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD Combo Ultrabay 2000 Drive 2 is supported on the following systems:

System NameMachine TypeModel
A Series ThinkPad2628, 2629, 2633, 2655All
T Series ThinkPad2647, 2648All
X Series ThinkPad
(when installed in Ultra Base X2 Media Slice, P/N# 08N1180)
2660 2661, 2662All
ThinkPad Dock2631All

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Millennium


  • A Pentium III processor or faster is required for DVD 2 movie playback under Windows NT 4.0.
  • Some configurations may not be supported.

Installation time
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 : PD009992
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4USJQF
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