2003 Sony Corporation Printed in China
Please refer to this manual together with the "ATAPI Interface Drive User's Guide" in the attached Software
Disc, which carries more detailed information.
Reportez-vous au présent manuel ainsi qu'au document intitulé "Lecteur d'interface ATAPI - Guide de
l'utilisateur" contenu sur le disque du logiciel accompagnant ce produit pour plus de détails.
Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte diesem Handbuch sowie der "Laufwerk mit ATAPI-Schnittstelle -
Anwenderanleitung" auf der mitgelieferten Software-Disc.
Consulte este manual junto con la "Unidad de interfaz ATAPI - Guía del usuario" del disco de software
suministrado, que contiene información más detallada.
Fare riferimento al presente manuale insieme a "Guida dell'utilizzatore dell'unità disco con interfaccia ATAPI"
nel disco del software allegato, nel quale sono contenute informazioni più dettagliate.
Consulte este manual juntamente com o "Guia do Utilizador do Drive de Interface ATAPI" incluído no disco
de software fornecido, para obter informações mais detalhadas.
Raadpleeg deze handleiding alsook de "ATAPI Station-interface -Gebruikershandleiding" op de bijgevoegde
Software Disc, die meer gedetaileerde informatie bevat.
Förutom denna bruksanvisning finns mer information i "Brukanvisning för enhet med ATAPI gränssnitt" på
den medföljande programskivan.
This product offers the following features.
An internal DVD/CD RW drive with
ATAPI (EIDE) interface for PCs.
· DVD-Video, DVD-ROM
· Audio CD
buffer under-run errors.
CD-RW (High Speed)
CD-RW (Ultra Speed)
DVD: 12 cm
CD : 12 cm
1) This product is designed to playback discs that conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs
encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that among those
discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard
and may not be playable by this product.
When you use this unit as an audio CD player, use compact
discs with the following mark.
Maximum data transfer rate
DVD: 21.6 MB/s (12
CD : 6.0 MB/s (40
× speed2) )
Average random stroke
Approx. 200 ms (DVD)
Approx. 160 ms (CD)
2) Maximum data transfer rate depends on the
capabilities of the host PC
Buffer under-run error protection
5 to 40 ºC
Power and miscellaneous
DC +5 V
2.0 A max.
DC +12 V
2.0 A max.
× 41.7 × 183 mm (W×H×D)
(excluding front panel)
Approx. 0.9 kg (drive only)
ATAPI (EIDE) compliant
Drive inquiry serial number
S O N Y
D V D
D R U - 5 3 0 A
Please note that specifications and
appearance may be subject to change
DVD-Video Playback and Region Codes
The playback of DVD-Video (DVD discs) is
protected and controlled by a region code
* Region Playback Control standard (RPC standard)
In order for the DVD/CD RW drive to play
back DVD-Video disc, the region code on
the DVD disc, the region code of the DVD/
CD RW drive, and the region code of the
DVD-Video software must all match.
DVD-Video Playback and Region Codes with the DRU-530A
With the DRU-530A, the region code can be
set up to five times, including the initial
assignment (RPC phase 2 standard). The
DVD-Video playback software sets the
DRU-530A region code.
After setting the region code five times (including the
initial setting), the setting becomes permanent and can
no longer be changed. From this point on, you are only
able to play back DVD-Video discs whose region code
matches the one set the fifth time.
Do not attempt to make unauthorized changes to the
region code. Any problems resulting from doing so are
not covered by the warranty.
Points to Consider when Playing
DVD-Video disc playback conditions are
sometimes determined by software
manufacturers. Because the DRU-530A
plays back discs as determined by software
manufacturers, some drive functions may not
always perform as expected. When playing
back DVD-Video discs, refer to the
instructions accompanying each disc.
Quick Start Guide
Electronic manual on
the software disc
Software Quick Start Guide
This DVD/CD RW drive can be used in
systems with the following capabilities.
CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz (with MyDVD:
Pentium III 800 MHz) or higher.
For stable writing performance at high
speeds, the CPU speed should be
considerably higher than the above
minimum requirement. Therefore, a
Pentium III/800 MHz or higher is
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition or
Windows XP Professional
At least 128 MB RAM
(with Windows XP: 256 MB RAM)
1 GB (with MyDVD: 10 GB) free hard
One available EIDE (ATAPI) interface
connection with DMA capability
One empty 5-inch half-height drive bay
One available internal +12 V/+5 V power
· The above system requirements are given as minimum
requirements for a system on which basic writing
performance to supported CDs/DVDs can be obtained.
In actual use, the requirements for the writing software
and other supplied software also have to be taken into
consideration. (Normally, these requirements are be
higher than the above specifications.) Refer to your
software user's guides for details.
· The drive cannot be assured to operate properly if
connected to an ATAPI interface adapter card (we
cannot guarantee compatibility or offer user support).
· Writing speed may automatically be adjusted
depending on the disc, specified speed, or disc
conditions such as weight imbalance and eccentricity.
· Writing on CD-R/-RW discs at 1
× and 2× speed is not
supported. Also, this drive does not support
CD-R/-RW that only support 1
× and 2× speeds.
· Appropriate discs are needed when writing at 8
speed to DVD+R, 4
× speed to DVD+RW/+R/-R, 10×
speed or faster to CD-RW, and 2
× speed to DVD-RW.
Please verify that the package includes the following accessories with the drive when
If any of these items appears to be missing or damaged, please contact your supplier.
· DVD/CD RW Drive Unit
· 40-pin ATAPI (IDE) Flat Cable
· Screws (
· Quick Start Guide
· Product Information (this document)
· Some of the parts included with this drive are very small and therefore constitute a choking hazard. Take care to
place the drive and supplied parts out of the reach of small children.
· To guard against possible loss or damage, be sure to make a backup copy of the provided software disc on a DVD+R
disc or other media. The software disc is not sold separately.
Please Record Responsibly
Before copying anything onto a disc, please be sure that you are not violating copyright
laws. Most software companies allow you to make a backup or archive copy of software.
Check your software's license agreement for details.
· Software Quick Start Guide
· Software Disc (DVD-ROM)
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
As the laser beam in the DRU-530A is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
The use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This label is located on the drive unit's internal chassis.
Dieses Etikett befindet sich auf dem inneren Chassis des Laufwerkes.
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN
OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG. WENN
ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
This label is located on the top of the drive unit enclosure.
Dieses Etikett befindet sich am Boden des Laufwerksgehäuses.
The DRU-530A is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located at the top of the enclosure.
Bei diesem DRU-530A handelt es sich um ein Laser-Produkt der Klasse 1.
Das Etikett mit der Aufschrift LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT befindet sich auf der Oberseite
LASER KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die Verwendung in
folgender / folgenden Umgebung(en):
(Diese Ausführung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
· Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
·Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
· Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective manufacturers, although the TM and ® marks are not used in the text.
Our product warranty is valid only when the supplied accessories (including
software) are used in the specified or recommended system environment, in
accordance with the documentation, and applies only to this DVD/CD RW drive.
Our customer service and user support apply only under these product warranty
Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for failure of the computer or other
devices, incompatibility with special hardware, operating problems caused by
improper installation of software, loss of data, discs or other accidental or incidental
damage that might occur when using this product.
The guarantee and user support for this product are valid only within the countries
or sales regions specified on the warranty card.
Copyright laws prohibit the copying in part or in full of the supplied software and
documentation, or loaning the software, without obtaining permission of the
We cannot accept responsibility for any direct or indirect financial damage or loss
of profit that might occur when using the supplied software.
The supplied software can only be used with this product.
Specifications of the supplied software may be changed without notice in the
interest of product improvement.
Warranty Card and After Sales Service
·A warranty card should be provided with
this product at the place of purchase.
· Please read the warranty card, fill in the
specified information, and retain it for
· The warranty period is one year from the
date of purchase.
The warranty and technical support service are valid only in
the countries or sales regions specified on the warranty card.
After Sales Service
Repairs under Warranty
We provide repair services as described in
this and on the warranty card.
Please contact your supplier or repair service
provider for details.
Repairs outside Warranty
If operation can be restored by repair, we
will repair the drive for a charge.
Product and Support Information
Sony Global Sites Information
Product purchased in the USA:*
Product purchased in Canada:
Product purchased in Australia or New
Product purchased in Europe:*
Product purchased in Hong Kong:*
Product purchased in China:*
Product purchased in Singapore:
Please consult the above sources before
calling with questions about using this
product, or with technical questions about
the drive or the supplied software. If using
telephone or e-mail support, please have the
following information available:
· Model number: DRU-530A
· Serial number
· Date and place of purchase
· Computer maker and model number
· Computer specifications (CPU speed,
memory size, OS version, etc.)
·Writing software used (version, etc.)
Local technical support is
available only in the following
Product purchased in the USA
(Sony Electronics Inc.):
Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CT
· Toll Free: 1-800-588-3847
· Free telephone support is offered for 90
days from your first call.
Product purchased in Canada
(Sony of Canada Limited):
24 hours / 7 days a week
· Toll Free: 1-800-961-7669
If you return the drive to your place of
purchase or repair service provider because
of damage resulting from misuse or other
causes, you will be responsible for all repair-
related expenses, including shipping and
handling and product adjustments.
Product purchased in Taiwan:*
Product purchased in Korea:*
Product purchased in Brazil:
Product purchased in the Middle East:
* Local Web sites for computer peripheral products
About the Bundled Writing Software
Detailed information about the supplied
writing software is available on the Web
sites of the software manufacturers and
software distributors. (Accessible from the
links in each software application)
Product purchased in Australia or New
Zealand (Sony Australia Limited):
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
· Toll Free: (Australia) 1300-13-7669
· E-mail: CIC-Customerissues@ap.sony.com
Product purchased in Europe:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The schedule is based on CET. Open all
working days except Dec 25th and Jan 1st.
· The Netherlands
· United Kingdom
Product purchased in Singapore
(Sony Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd):
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
· Storage Support Hotline (charges apply):
· E-mail: EDMS.Support@ap.sony.com