ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive (SATA) - Overview

ThinkPad DVD Burner (43N3214)

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive - SATA (43N3214):

  • Supports read/write compatibility with multiple CD and DVD approved formats including (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer media).
  • Provides buffer underrun protection for reliable CD and DVD media recording.
  • Includes the following software package:
    • WinDVD Creator Plus video editing and authoring software for capturing, editing, and creating your own videos. Save your home videos to DVD-R discs that are compatible with most set-top consumer DVD players and most PC DVD drives.
    • WinDVD software for playback of MPEG-2 files and DVD movies.
    • Multimedia Center for Think Offerings burning software for recording to CD and DVD supported media.
  • Maximum data transfer rates:
    • Write speeds1:
      • CD-R media - 24X ZCLV (3.69 MB/Sec)
      • CD-RW media - 4X CLV (0.61 MB/Sec)
      • High-speed CD-RW media - 10X CLV (1.53 MB/Sec)
      • Ultra-speed CD-RW media - 16X ZCLV (2.46 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-R media - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-R DL - 4X ZCLV (5.54 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+R media - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+R DL - 4X ZCLV (5.54 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-RW media - 6X ZCLV (8.31 MB/Sec)
      • DVD+RW media - 6X ZCLV (8.31 MB/Sec)
      • DVD-RAM media - 5X PCAV (6.93 MB/Sec)
  • Read speeds1:
    • CD-ROM - 24X CAV (3.69 MB/Sec)
    • DVD-ROM - 8X CAV (11.08 MB/Sec)
  • Maximum Burst data transfer rates:
    • Ultra DMA Mode 6: 133 MB/s
    • Multiword DMA Mode 2: 16.6 MB/s
    • ATA PIO Mode 4: 16.6 MB/s
  • Average access times:
    • CD-ROM: 150 ms (typical)
    • DVD-ROM: 180 ms (typical)
  • Flat surface black bezel
  • Physical specifications:
    • Approximate height: 9.5 mm (0.37 in)
    • Approximate width: 129 mm (5.08 in)
    • Approximate length: 131 mm (5.15 in)
    • Approximate weight: 140 g (0.31 lb)

1: 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)
  • Discontinued, withdrawn from marketing: July 2010


Hardware compatibility
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T400, T500
ThinkPad W500
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200t, X200 Tablet, X201t, X201 Tablet when installed in the ThinkPad X200 UltraBase
ThinkPad X220, X220t, X220 Tablet when installed in the ThinkPad Ultrabase Series 3

Note: Not compatibility to T400s. For T400s, recommended option: ThinkPad Ultrabay Slim DVD Burner II - SATA

CD and DVD format compatibility
  • 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 and write)
  • 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.


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 DVD Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive (Serial ATA)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety information book on CD
  • Super CD containing User's Guide, WinDVD, WinDVD Creator and Multi MediaCentre applications


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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