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Thinkpad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive - Overview
Features and specifications

The Thinkpad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive offers to:

  • Store up to 700 MB of data on a single CD-R or CD-RW media
  • Read or write data with its speedy data transfer rates
  • Minimize recording errors with buffer underrun protection technology
  • Play back DVD movies and run or install DVD software at up to 8x maximum DVD data transfer rate


1 year Limited – customer carry-in exchange

  • Announce date: 7 Oct 2003
  • Planned availability date: 14 Oct 2003 (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa)
  • Planned availability date: 21 Oct 2003 (Asia Pacific

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad R50 Series1829, 1830, 1831, 1836All
ThinkPad Dock II *2877All
ThinkPad X30/X31 *2672, 2673, 2884, 2885All
ThinkPad R40 *2681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2722, 2723, 2724, 2897All
ThinkPad T30 *2366, 2367All

* When installed with the optional ThinkPad Enhanced Drive Adapter for Ultrabay 2000 (X Series also requires the appropriate X Series UltraBase).

Media compatibility

To learn what media is compatible with this product, please view Information about CD and DVD media types for more details.

Note: CD and DVD drive formats are located on the product and should be matched with the description(s) on the Information about CD and DVD media type document.

Software requirements

The Thinkpad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Limited support is provided for:-
    • Windows 95
    • Windows 98
    • Windows Me
    • Windows NT 4.0.

  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Ultrabay Enhanced Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide and Software CD part number 73P3279 in the following languages:
    • U.S. English
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Spanish
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Czechoslovakian
    • Slovak
    • Turkish
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Laser Safety Guide

Agency approvals


Some configurations may not be compatible. Some DVD-R and DVD-RW media brands may not be compatible.

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Document ID : PD010736
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-53067
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