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Notebook Super Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive - Overview
Features and specifications

The Notebook Super Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive (40Y8622) has the following features:

  • Maximum Burst data transfer rates:
    • Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/sec
    • Multiword DMA Mode 2: 16.6 MB/sec
    • ATA PIO Mode 4: 16.6 MB/sec
  • Average access times:
    • CD-ROM: 150 ms (typical)
    • DVD-ROM: 180 ms (typical)
  • Complies with the DVD Forum DVD-Multi Recorder specification
  • Writes directly to DVD-RAM discs as a drive letter
  • Records DVD video to DVD-R and DVD+R for playback in most consumer DVD players
  • MPEG-2 decoding software for video and DVD playback
  • 2 MB memory buffer
  • Enhanced IDE (ATAPI) Interface

MediaSpeedAccess time
CD-R media24x Zone CLV3.69 MB/sec
CD-RW media4x CLV0.61 MB/sec
High-speed CD-RW media10x CLV1.53 MB/sec
Ultra-speed CD-RW media16x CLV2.46 MB/sec
DVD-R media8x CLV11.08 MB/sec
DVD-R DL2x CLV2.77 MB/sec
DVD+R media8x CLV11.08 MB/sec
DVD+R DL2.4x CLV3.32 MB/sec
DVD-RW media4x CLV5.54 MB/sec
DVD+RW media4x CLV5.54 MB/sec
DVD-RAM media3x Zone CLV4.16 MB/sec

MediaSpeedAccess time
CD-ROM24x CAV3.69 MB/sec
DVD-ROM8x CAV11.08 MB/sec


1 year Limited – customer carry-in exchange

  • Announce date: 11 Apr 2006 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 12 Apr 2006 (Worldwide)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 10 Jul 2007 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad T40/T40p/T41/T42/T43/T43p2373, 2374, 2378, 2379, 1871, 1872, 1875, 1876, 2668, 2669, 2686, 2687All
ThinkPad R50/R50p/R511829, 1830, 1831, 1836, 1832, 1833, 2883, 2887, 2888, 2889All
ThinkPad R521846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1958All
ThinkPad X40*2371, 2372, 2382, 2386All
ThinkPad X41*2525, 2526, 2527, 2528All
ThinkPad X41 Tablet1866, 1867, 1868, 1869All
ThinkPad Z60m2529, 2530, 2531, 2532All

Note: All X Series notebooks require the X4 Ultrabase or X4 Dock.

Media compatibility

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

The Notebook Super Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive is compatible with the following CD and DVD formats:

  • DVD-RAM V1.0 (2.6 GB) (read) and V2.1 (4.7/9.4 GB) (read and write)
  • DVD-ROM V1.0 (4.7/8.5 GB) (read)
  • DVD-R V1.0 (3.9 GB) and V2.0 (for Authoring, 4.7 GB) (read)
  • DVD+R (read and write)
  • DVD+RW (read and write)
  • DVD+R Double Layer (read and write)
  • DVD-R Dual Layer (read and write)
  • DVD-R V2.0 (for General, 4.7 GB) (read and write)
  • DVD-RW V1.1 (4.7 GB) (read and write)
  • CD-RW (read and write)
  • CD-R (read and write)
  • 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. Also, some DVD+R and DVD+RW media brands may not be compatible.

Software requirements

The Notebook Super Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

  • ThinkPad Super Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive - Curved Bezel
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety information book on CD
  • Carrying case
  • Super CD containing User's Guide, RecordNow, DLA, WinDVD, and WinDVD Creator applications

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Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
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Lenovo Support: Notebook Optical (CD, DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-ray) Drives - Reference Guide - A list of other DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-Ray internal or USB-attach external drives.
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

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Legacy Document ID : MIGR-63680
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