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The IBM 7210 External DVD-RAM Drive Model 025 is a DVD-RAM drive designed to provide a high performance storage solution. This self-powered stand-alone drive is designed for the open systems environment, which includes the IBM iSeries, pSeries, AS/400, and RS/6000 servers
 Infrastructure Benefits  Application Benefits
SCSI attachable
Line out for audio
Loading tray accommodates 8 cm and 12 cm media
Operates in vertical and horizontal position
Writes DVD-RAM media
Reads DVD media in 2.6 GB, 4.7 GB, 5.2 GB and 9.4 GB
Supports CD-ROM media in Modes 1 or 2, XA, and CDDA and audio formats
Reads multi-session disks, CD-R, CD-ROM, and CD-RW disks
Up to 9.4 GB of DVD-RAM on a single disk, for attachment to iSeries and AS/400, pSeries and RS/6000 Servers and Workstations
Read/Write capability for DVD-RAM, CD-recordable, CD-RW, and multi-session disk media
DVD disk capacities of 2.6 GB, 5.2 GB (dual-sided), 4.7 GB and 9.4 GB (dual-sided) are supported
Access time of 100 ms for CD-ROM and 155 ms for DVD-RAM
Easy and fast access to software, technical manuals, updates, images, and other vital material on CD-ROM or DVD-RAM
Supports both synchronous and asynchronous data transfer, and accommodates both 12 cm and 8 cm disks
Provides 24X-1X variable speed (CD speed, 2X for DVD-RAM)
Uses an 8 bit, single-ended (SE) interface with two HD 68 pin connectors on the enclosure
Improved performance, combined with the flexibility and compatibility offered, make the IBM 7210 Model 025 an excellent solution for DVD-RAM and CD-ROM read and write requirements. The 4.7 GB capacity of DVD-RAM allows storage of more data than conventional CD-RW or CD-recordable media. Fast performance allows quicker access to information, while downward compatibility provides continued access to information on current CD-ROM disks.
 Key Features
The DVD-RAM drive has the following characteristics:
  • 3.6 MB/sec maximum data rate (CD-ROM, read), 1.35 MB/sec maximum data rate (DVD-RAM, write), and 2705 MB/sec maximum data rate (DVD-RAM, read)
  • 155 ms typical average random access (DVD), 100 ms typical access (CD-ROM)
  • DVD-RAM write capacities of 2.6 GB and 4.7 GB
  • DVD-RAM read capacities of 2.6 GB, 5.2 GB, 4.7 GB, and 9.4 GB
  • Mode 1 and 2, Standard, and extended XA formats supported
  • Loading tray supports 12 cm and 8 cm disks (8 cm, horizontal only)
  • Asynchronous and synchronous data transfer supported
  • Packaged in slim, half-high form factor
  • Audio playback from CD-ROMs supported through front headphone jack and a rear line out audio connector

Support for industry-standards is built into the IBM 7210 Model 025. These include:

  • Industry-standard SCSI-2 interface (8-bit, SE) - Narrow 50-pin on the device, HD 68 pin connectors on the enclosure
  • Multi-media compliant (MPC-3)
  • CD-DA Digital Audio standard Red Book audio
  • Industry-standard data formats for compact discs: CD-ROM data in Mode1, CD-ROM data in Mode 2, CD-ROM XA data in either Mode 2 Form 1 or Mode2 form 2, Compact discs containing any combination of these formats, multi-session WORM disks to the Orange Book standard
 Accessibility by people with disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
  • Controls and latches operable with one hand and minimal dexterity
  • Keys are discernable by touch without activating them
  • Ports and connectors support connection of industry-standard devices
 IBM 7210

Model 025 DVD-RAM Drive at a glance

Warranty 24x7, One year, IBM on-site repair
Color Black
Height  55 mm (2.2 inches)
Width 250 mm (9.8 inches)
Depth   275 mm (10.8 inches)
Weight 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs)
Operating Environment
Temperature 16C to 32C (60F-90F)
Relative humidity 20 to 80 percent (non-condensing)
Wet bulb (max.) 23C (73F)
Electrical power 0.23 kVA at 120 VAC (typical)
Power factor 0.4 to 0.6
Power supply 100 to 125 VAC or 200 to 240 VAC (at 50 to 60Hz)
BTU (max.) 41.6 BTU/hr (12.2 watts at 240 VAC)
Altitude (max) 2135m (7000 ft)
Software Requirements
AIX  4.3.3 or later releases
OS/400 Version 5 Release 1, or later
Hardware Requirements
This product can be attached to an iSeries or AS/400 using any of the following adapters:
PCI Magnetic Media Controller (#2718)
PCI Magnetic Media Controller (#2768)
This product can be attached to an iSeries or RS/6000 using any of the following RS/6000 adapters:
PCI Dual Channel Ultra2 SCSI Adapter (#6205)
PCI SE/Ultra SCSI Adapter (#6206)
This device is also supported on the Integrated Ultra2 SCSI port on the 7044-170, 7044-270 and the pSeries640 (7026-B80). We do not support DVD-ROM on the internal drive on RS/6000 servers.



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