Choose Your Product
No Product SelectedSelect Product
Thinkpad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo II Ultrabay Slim Drive - Overview
Features and specifications

The Thinkpad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo II Ultrabay Slim Drive offers:

  • Store up to 700 MB of data on a single CD-R or CD-RW media (1)
  • 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 (2) DVD data transfer rates


    1. Requires appropriate media. Some CD-R media supports storage of up to 700 MB.
    2. CD and DVD drives list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum possible.

MediaSpeedAccess time
CD-ROM, CD-R & CD-RW24X Max CAV1.5 - 3.6 MB/Sec
DVD-ROM single layer8X Max CAV4.3 - 10.8 MB/Sec
DVD-ROM dual layer4X Max CAV2.2 - 5.4 MB/Sec
DVD-R4X Max CAV2.2 - 5.4 MB/Sec
DVD-RW4X Max CAV2.2 - 5.4 MB/Sec
DVD-RAM 2.6G1X CLV1.4 MB/Sec
DVD-RAM 4.7G/9.4G2X Max ZCLV1.4 - 2.7 MB/Sec

MediaSpeedAccess time
CD-R24X ZCLV1.2 - 3.6 MB/Sec
CD-RW (high-speed)10X CLV1.5 MB/Sec
CD-RW (ultra-speed)24X Max CAV1.5 - 3.6 MB/Sec


1 year Limited – customer carry-in exchange

  • Announce date: 10 Feb 2004 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 24 Feb 2004 (Worldwide)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 10 Jul 2007 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad R501829, 1830, 1831, 1836All
ThinkPad R50p1832, 1833All
ThinkPad T40/T41/T41p Series2373, 2374, 2378, 2379All
ThinkPad Dock II(5)2877All
ThinkPad X40 Series(6)2371, 2372, 2382, 2386All

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 II Ultrabay Slim Drive is compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0 (limited support)
  • Windows Me (limited support)
  • Windows 98 (limited support)
  • Microsoft Windows 95 (limited support)

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.


You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo II Ultrabay Slim Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide and Software CD (73P3292) in the following languages
    • U.S. English
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Spanish
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Czech
    • Slovak
    • Turkish
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Laser Safety Guide

Agency approvals


Additional product information
User's guide - Instruction manual for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product

13n6770, 73P3288, 22P7011

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

Country Availability
Document ID : PD010220
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-54330
Last Updated :
Copyright © Lenovo 2013, all rights reserved
Was this page helpful to you?YesNo

Select Task
Drivers & Software  
Guides & Manuals  
Diagnose & Fix  
Warranty & Services  

Support Help Index
Warranty Lookup
Product Detail
Technical Specifications - PSREF
Driver Matrix
KnowledgeBase Featured Articles
Community KnowledgeBase
Community Forums
Lenovo EMC
Windows 8 Support