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The CRX85U has the following features: â Features technology to prevent buffer under-run errors. â Can write CD-R discs at a speed of up to 20Ã. â Can write CD-RW discs at a speed of up to 8Ã. â Can read CD-ROM discs at a speed of up to 24Ã. â Can read DVD-ROM discs at a speed of up to 8Ã. â Has a compact, lightweight design for portability. â Includes a compact, lightweight AC adapter that is compatible with power supply voltages from 100 to 240 V. â Provided with a USB 2.0 interface cable. â When connected to a system supporting USB 2.0, provides full-performance read speeds of up to 24Ã (3600 Kbytes/sec).
Names and Functions of Parts
Close the top cover. You can now access the data on the disc.
Press here firmly to close.
Ejecting a Disc
Required System Configuration
The CRX85U can be used with a personal computer with the following specifications: Windows PC â â â â CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or faster RAM: At least 64 MB Hard disk space: 1 GB or more OS: Windows 98 Second Edition (Windows 98 SE), Windows 2000 Professional (Windows 2000), Windows Millennium (Windows Me), or Windows XP Home Edition or Professional (Windows XP) â Computer must have a CD-ROM drive or be capable of connection to the Internet. (Used for installing driver software with Windows 98 SE.) Macintosh â PowerMac G3, G4, G4 Cube, iMac, iBook, PowerBook G3, G4 â Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.2.1 â At least 64MB RAM â Macintosh with built in USB connector
CAUTION â¢ The required system configuration is designed to provide the basic capability to write CD-R and CDRW discs. In order to actually use the CRX85U, it is necessary to satisfy not only the system requirements described here, but also the system requirements that are specified for the writer software. (The system requirements for writer software usually exceed the system requirements described here.) â¢ system meeting the following requirements is needed in order to use USB 2.0 operation with this device. â USB interface cable conforming to USB 2.0 (supplied with this device) â Computer that is equipped with a USB 2.0-compliant USB connector or PCI interface card1), and on which the USB 2.0 EHCI driver software2) has been installed. 1) Recommended Product: Adaptec âUSB2connectâ card (AUA-3100LP) 2) Supplied with currently available PCI interface cards that conform to USB 2.0. â¢ When connected to a product that conforms to the earlier USB 1.1 standard, the device operates at the fastest transfer speed allowed under USB 1.1. â¢ Macintosh supports USB1.1 only. (As of September 2001)
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Press the eject button to open the top cover. The top cover will open slightly by itself. You can then manually lift it until it opens fully. Remove the disc. Hold one finger against the edge of the disc from the side of the CRX85U, and press another finger against the protrusion in the center of the drive to remove the disc.
1 Top Cover 2 Power Jack (rear of unit) Connect the AC adapter (provided) here.
CAUTION Never connect any AC adapter other than the one that was provided with the CRX85U.
7 Manual Eject Lever (bottom of unit) When the CRX85U is off, push this lever in the direction indicated by the arrow to open the top cover. 8 Indicator This indicates the operating status of the drive. When the drive is on but idle, this indicator is green; when the drive is in operation, this indicator is orange. 9 Eject Button Press this button to open the top cover.
Important The CRX85U is equipped with an electronically powered eject mechanism in order to prevent the top cover from being opened accidentally while the drive is in operation. As a result, if the drive is off, pressing the eject button will not open the top cover. Furthermore, even when the power is on, depending on the status of the application that is currently running, the top cover might not open for one second or longer after the eject button is pressed. If the top cover does not open when the eject button is pressed (unless the drive is currently writing a disc), press the manual eject lever (located on the bottom of the drive) in the direction indicated by the arrow to open the top cover.
CAUTION â¢ Make sure that the disc has stopped spinning before removing the disc. â¢ Do not open the top cover while the indicator is orange. Doing so may cause the computer to freeze up.
3 Interface Connector Connect the interface cable (provided) here.
CAUTION Never connect any interface cable other than the one that was provided with the CRX85U.
Speed Write speed 20Ã maximum (CD-R) 8Ã maximum (CD-RW) Read speed 24Ã maximum (CD-ROM) 8Ã maximum (DVD-ROM) Discs Compatible discs CD-ROM DVD-ROM CD-ROM XA DVD-Video Photo CD (Multisession compatible) CD-DA CD-R CD-RW CD-I Video CD CD Extra (CD+) CD TEXT Audio combined CD-ROM Disc diameter: 12 cm 8 cm (CD-DA reading only) Writing methods Track at once Disc at once Session at once Fixed packet writing Drive Data transfer rate Maximum: 3600 kb/s (24Ã1)) Access time Average (random stroke): 160 ms 1) The maximum data transfer rate varies according to the performance capabilities of the computer. Operating Environment/Storage Environment Operating temperature 5Â°C to 35Â°C Power Supply/Miscellaneous Power supply External power jack: rated 5 V AC adapter: AC-CRX85 (rated input AC100 V - 240 V) Power consumption 2.0 A Size Approximately 129 Ã 18 Ã 134 mm (W Ã H Ã D) Weight Approximately 230 g (main unit only) Interfaces Drive interface USB 2.0 compliant* * For connection to a computer using the ACR-U20 interface cable provided with the CRX85U. Buffer capacity 8 MB These specifications and the appearance of the product are subject to change without notice.
4 Power Switch Use this switch to turn the CRX85U on and off. 5 Volume Dial Use this dial to adjust the volume of the analog audio signal that is output from the headphone jack. 6 Headphone Jack Headphones or active speakers can be connected here.
ï£© 2001 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia
List of Accessories
When you unpack the carton, make sure that it contains the CRX85U and all of the accessories listed below. If anything is missing or damaged, contact your retailer. â¢ CRX85U â¢ AC Adapter (AC-CRX85)
English Please refer to this manual together with the âUSB Interface Drive Userâs Guideâ in the attached Software CDROM, which carries more detailed information. FranÃ§ais Reportez-vous au prÃ©sent manuel ainsi quâaux documents intitulÃ©s âUSB Interface Drive Guide de lâutilisateurâ contenu sur le CD-ROM accompagnant ce produit pour plus de dÃ©tails. Deutsch Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte diesem Handbuch zusammen mit der âBetriebsanleitung fÃ¼r das USBSchnittstellenlaufwerkâ auf der mitgelieferten CD-ROM, die zusÃ¤tzliche Details enthÃ¤lt. EspaÃ±ol Consulte este manual junto con la âGuÃa del usuario de la unidad de interfaz USBâ del CD-ROM del software suministrado, que ofrece informaciÃ³n mÃ¡s detallada.
Loading and Ejecting Discs
Loading a Disc
Press the eject button to open the top cover. The top cover will open slightly by itself. Lift it all of the way open manually.
â¢ Interface Cable
Italiano Fare riferimento a questo manuale insieme a âGuida dellâutilizzatore dellâunitÃ disco a interfaccia USBâ nel CD-ROM del software allegato, che contiene informazioni piÃ¹ dettagliate. PortuguÃªs Consulte este manual junto com o âGuia do Utilizador do Drive de Interface USBâ no CD-ROM do Software em anexo, que traz informaÃ§Ãµes mais detalhadas. Nederlands Raadpleeg deze gebruiksaanwijzing samen met de âUSB station-interface gebruikershandleidingâ op de bijgeleverde CD-ROM, die meer gedetailleerde informatie bevat. Svenska Vi hÃ¤nvisar till denna bruksanvisning tillsammans med âAnvÃ¤ndarguide fÃ¶r enhet med USB grÃ¤nssnittâ pÃ¥ den bifogade CD-ROM-skivan, som innehÃ¥ller mer detaljerad information.
â¢ Power cord â¢ Software CD-ROM â¢ Userâs Guide â¢ Software Quick Start Guide
â¢ Setup Guide â¢ Warranty Card â¢ Ferrite Clamp
Load a disc. Push down on the center of the disc until the disc clicks into place. Do not press too hard. Also, be careful not to touch the lens or any other optical parts in the drive.
CAUTION When loading a disc, press the discâs edge against the side of the spring-loaded bumper inside the disc compartment. Make sure that the discâs recording surface does not sit on top of the bumper before closing the drive cover. Bumper
To guard against possible loss or damage, be sure to make a backup copy of the provided software CD-ROM on a CD-R disc or other media. The software CD-ROM is not sold separately.
Before Connecting the Interface Cable
Attach the ferrite clamps to the end of the interface cable. To position the center of the ferrite clamp as shown in the illustration below, wind the interface cable around it once, and then secure the ferrite clamp by closing it until you hear a click.
Disc Press here.
Approximately 8 cm Note To satisfy radio-frequency interference suppression standards, be sure to install the ferrite clamp correctly. It reduces the possibility interference with other devices.
Disc Label facing up