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ThinkPad USB CD-ROM Drive - Overview

At a glance

The ThinkPad USB CD-ROM Drive reads CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW media. This part easily connects to a USB port found on most of today's desktops and laptops, such as the ThinkPad S Series. This portable CD-ROM drive also connects to the Multiport USB Hub that provides additional USB ports. The color and finish of this part matches the ThinkPad S Series.

The ThinkPad USB CD-ROM Drive takes its low power requirements from the USB port. Therefore, no external power adapter is required, making this CD-ROM drive fully mobile.

  • Very small form factor
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Color and finish matches the ThinkPad S Series
  • Low power requirements help extend ThinkPad battery life
  • CD-ROM carrying case
  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • Audio cable for ThinkPad speaker audio pass through
  • Supports ThinkPad recovery
  • Audio out for headphones or audio cable with volume control and CD buttons


1 year limited - CCE


You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • USB CD-ROM Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide
  • Diskette
  • Publications

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)

Asia Pacific (Japan only)

  • Description: ThinkPad USB CD-ROM Drive
  • Marketing part number: 22P7057
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 22P7064

Additional part numbers

Associated Part(s)


  • Description: USB Cable
  • Marketing part number: n/a
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 00N8245
  • Applicable location: Japan Only
  • Description: Audio Cable
  • Marketing part number: n/a
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 00N8247
  • Applicable location: Japan only

Product dates


  • Announce date: 23 May 2001
  • Planned availability date: 08 Jun 2001
  • Withdrawal date: 29 Oct 2002

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Data transfer speed: 642 - 1500 KB/sec
  • Data buffer: 128 KB
  • Disc turn speed: 10X (maximum)

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


  • 0.6 lbs
  • 275 g


  • 0.59 inches
  • 15 mm


  • 5.12 inches
  • 130 mm


  • 5.75 inches
  • 146 mm

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%

Agency approvals

  • FCC
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • MIC
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • VCCI
  • BSMI



Hardware requirements

  • Computer with functional USB Port
  • USB Universal Host Controller

Software requirements

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 98


Applicable Discs

  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW

Applicable Formats

  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM Mode 1 & 2
  • Photo CD
  • Enhanced CD
  • Video-CD
  • CD-I
  • CD-Text


NOTE: Some configurations may not be supported.

Cable orders required

Installation time

Approximately 10 min


  1. The symbol * means that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  3. 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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