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ThinkPad Ultrabay DVD ROM 9.5mm Slim Drive III - Overview

Features and specifications
  • ThinkPad 9.5-mm form factor optical drive slides easily into the new native serial Ultrabay slot found in selected ThinkPad laptops and ThinkPad X200 UltraBase
  • Enhances the productivity of your ThinkPad computer
  • Reads CD or DVD media with its speedy data transfer rates of:
  • 24x maximum (CD-ROM, CD-R media, CD-RW media)
  • 8x maximum (DVD-ROM dual-layer/single-layer media , DVD-Video media)
  • Enables playback of DVD movies
  • Bevel on the bottom edge of the black bezel
  • Requires appropriate media.


Performance specifications:
Maximum data transfer rates:
  • Read speeds*:
    • CD-ROM - 24X (3.60 MB/Sec)
    • DVD-ROM - 8X (10.80 MB/Sec)
  • Average access times (Typical Random):
    • CD-ROM: 140 ms
    • DVD-ROM: 180 ms

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


Physical specifications:
  • Approximate height: 9.5 mm (0.37 in)
  • Approximate width: 128 mm (5.0 in)
  • Approximate length: 129 mm (5.09 in)
  • Approximate weight: 150 g (0.33 lb)



1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 05 Jun 2012 (Worldwide)
  • Availability date: 05 Jun 2012 (Worldwide)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 30 July 2014 (Worldwide)


Hardware compatibility
Description Machine Type Models
ThinkPad T400, T410, T500 All All
ThinkPad T400s, T410s, T420s, T430s All All
ThinkPad T420, T430 All All
ThinkPad R400, R500 All All


Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7


CD and DVD format compatibility
DVD DVD Spec for Read Only Disc Ver1.0
DVD Spec for Recordable Disc Ver1.0
DVD -R for General Ver2.0
DVD Spec for DVD-RW Ver1.2
DVD Spec for Recordable Disc for Dual Layer Ver 3.0
DVD Multi Read
DVD RAM Ver2.2
DVD +R Spec Ver1.2
DVD +RW Spec Ver1.2
DVD +R DL Spec Ver1.0
CD Video CD
CD-I Bridge
Photo CD

Note: Some software configurations may not be compatible with all media. Also, some DVD+R and DVD+RW media brands may not be compatible.


  • ThinkPad Ultrabay DVD ROM 9.5mm Slim Drive III (0A65628)
  • Safety information poster
  • User guide on CD
  • Super CD containing User's Guide, BurnNow, DVD movie factory, Core WinDVD applications



The User's Guide Super CD Disk is shipped with each drive and is available in the following languages:

  • U.S. English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Turkish

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is not available.


Operating environment
  • Temperature: 5 deg to 50 deg C (41 deg to 122 deg F)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating environment
  • Temperature: -20 deg to 60 deg C (-4 deg to 140 deg F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)


Agency approvals
  • CE
  • CSA
  • TUV
  • UL
  • MIC
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI


Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
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: PD024258
  • Last Updated :12 Nov 2014
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