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ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced 12.7mm Drive (SATA) - Overview

ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced 12.7mm Drive - Serial ATA (43R9147)

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced 12.7mm Drive - SATA (43R9147):

  • Read CD and DVD data with its speedy data transfer rates of:
    • 24x maximum (CD-ROM, CD-R media)
    • 24x maximum (CD-RW media)
    • 8x maximum (DVD-ROM single-layer media)
    • 6x maximum (DVD-ROM dual-layer media)
  • View DVD movies
  • Run and install CD and DVD software
  • Access speed:
    • DVD: 170 ms
    • CD-ROM: 150 ms
  • Read speed*:
    • 24x maximum using CD media
    • 8x maximum using DVD media
  • Buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Operating shock read: 6G/11 ms
  • Non-operating shock: 60G/11 ms
  • Physical specifications:
    • Approximate height: 12.7 mm (0.50 in)
    • Approximate width: 128 mm (5.04 in)
    • Approximate length: 127 mm (5.00 in)
    • Approximate weight: 185 g (0.41 lb)

*Note: CD and DVD drives list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum possible.



1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 05 Aug 2008 (Worldwide)
  • Planned availability date: 05 Aug 2008 (Worldwide)


Hardware compatibility
Machine - Models
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T420, T510, T510i, T520
ThinkPad W510, W520, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds

Note: ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive II - SATA is available, and compatible to other ThinkPad systems

Media compatibility

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

: 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
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7


  • ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced Drive (Serial ATA)
  • User's Guide and Software CD 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
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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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Document ID : PD010493
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-70098
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