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ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive (SATA) - Overview

ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim Drive

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim Drive - SATA (43N3213):

  • Read or write data with speedy maximum data transfer rates of:
    • 24x maximum (writing to CD-R media)
    • 24x maximum (writing to CD-RW media)
    • 24x maximum (reading CD-ROM, CD-R media)
    • 24x maximum (reading CD-RW media)
    • 8x maximum (reading DVD-ROM single-layer/dual-layer media)
  • View DVD movies and read DVD data
  • Record, install, and play CDs
  • Typical access speed:
    • DVD: 120 ms
    • CD-ROM: 110 ms
  • Write speed:
    • CD-R media: 24X Max (3.6 MB/sec)
    • CD-RW media: 4X (0.6 MB/sec)
    • High-speed CD-RW media: 10X (1.5 MB/sec)
    • Ultra-speed CD-RW media: 24X Max (3.6 MB/sec)
  • Read speed*:
    • CD-ROM, CD-R & CD-RW media: 24X Max (3.6 MB/sec)
    • DVD-ROM single layer media: 8X Max (10.8 MB/sec)
    • DVD-ROM dual layer media: 8X Max (10.8 MB/sec)
    • DVD-R media: 6X Max (8.1 MB/sec)
    • DVD-RW media: 6X Max (8.1 MB/sec)
    • DVD-RAM media: 4X Max (5.4 MB/sec)
  • Buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Operating shock read: 15 G/11 ms

*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)


Hardware compatibility
Machine Type - Models
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T400*, T500
ThinkPad W500, W700
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet via the ThinkPad X200 UltraBase

Note: This option is not compatible to the ThinkPad T400s, T410, T510, W510. For T400s, T410, T510, W510 Lenovo recommends: ThinkPad Ultrabay Slim DVD Burner II -Serial ATA

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

  • ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim Drive (Serial ATA)
  • Carrying Case
  • 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
Publications - Instruction manuals for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
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 : PD013477
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-70225
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