Optical Drive

57 - Optical Drive
Figure 21.  Optical Drive
Optical Drive
There is a variety of media available to use with your Multi-Format DVD Writer, also known as an 
“optical drive”.
DVD-R and DVD-RW discs hold up to 4.7 GB of data (DVD-R discs used with Multi-Format Dual-Layer 
DVD writer hold up to 8.5 GB). A DVD-R disc can only be written to once; DVD-RW discs can be written 
to over and over. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs can be played on most standard players.
CD-R and CD-RW discs hold up to 640 MB of data. A CD-R disc can only be written to once; CD-RW 
discs can be written to over and over. 
Your system contains the following optical drive:
Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer: This drive allows you to access movies, software, and audio 
DVD/CDs as well as to read and write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and 
DVD RAM discs. The dual-layer architecture allows you to record up to 8.5 GB of data on DVD+R discs.
Media Holder Tray
Media Tray Eject Button
Emergency Tray Release