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IBM Thinkpad 24/8x CD/DVD Combo II Drive - 73P3288

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by Peter Noel on 5/7/2009

Dear, Thank you for delivering when you said you would deliver. You indicated I'd receive my package between four and fourteen days. I had bargained for seven. Lo and behold it arrived in four days. The only issue is that there was no tracking number...I kept seeing SHIPPED every time I went online to check the status. When I clicked on SHIPPED I was taken to a FedEx tracking page with no info to input. The package came by UPS. I will buy from again. The price for my item was the cheapest on Thanks again.

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Product Overview

  • Store up to 700 MB of data on a single CD-R or CD-RW media
  • Read or write data with its speedy data transfer rates
  • Minimize recording errors with buffer underrun protection technology
  • Play back DVD movies and run or install DVD software at up to 8x maximum DVD data transfer rates


Manufacturer IBM
Mfg Part# 73P3288
SKU 209065427
Drive Interface IDE Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
Product Type CD/DVD Combo Drive
Manufacturer Part Number 73P3288
Manufacturer IBM Corporation
Product Name Thinkpad 24/8x CD/DVD Combo II Drive
Brand Name IBM
Compatibility IBM eserver xSeries 336ThinkPad R50 (1829, 1830, 1831, 1836)ThinkPad R50p (1832, 1833)ThinkPad R51 (1830, 1831, 2889)ThinkPad T40/T41/T41p /T42/T42p Series (2373, 2374, 2378, 2379)ThinkPad T43 (1876)ThinkPad T43p (2668, 2687)ThinkPad Dock II (2877)ThinkPad X40 Series(2371, 2372, 2382, 2386)OS:Microsoft Windows 95 (limited support)Microsoft Windows 98 (limited support)Microsoft Windows Me (limited support)Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (limited support)Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows XP
Weight (Approximate) 7.41 oz
Form Factor Ultrabay Slim
Height 0.4"
Width 5"
Depth 5.1"
Compatible Drive Bay Height Slimline
Maximum DVD Read Speed 8x
Maximum CD Write Speed 24x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 24x
Optical Media Supported CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x IDC Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4) - EIDE/ATAPI
Humidity 10% to 80% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature 41°F (5°C) to 122°F (50°C) Operating
Product Type CD/DVD Combo Drive
Manufacturer Part Number 73P3288
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer IBM Corporation
Product Name Thinkpad 24/8x CD/DVD Combo II Drive
Brand Name IBM
Additional Information Operating shock read: 30 G/3 ms
Compatibility IBM eserver xSeries 336 ThinkPad R50 (1829, 1830, 1831, 1836) ThinkPad R50p (1832, 1833) ThinkPad R51 (1830, 1831, 2889) ThinkPad T40/T41/T41p /T42/T42p Series (2373, 2374, 2378, 2379) ThinkPad T43 (1876) ThinkPad T43p (2668, 2687) ThinkPad Dock II (2877) ThinkPad X40 Series(2371, 2372, 2382, 2386) OS: Microsoft Windows 95 (limited support) Microsoft Windows 98 (limited support) Microsoft Windows Me (limited support) Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (limited support) Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP
Weight (Approximate) 7.41 oz
Form Factor Slimline Ultrabay Slim
Height 0.37"
Width 5.04"
Depth 5.08"
Shock Tolerance 30 Gs Read Operating
Access Time 110 ms CD-ROM Typical / 130 ms DVD Typical
Buffer 2 MB
Data Transfer Rate 3.52 MBps Write Z-CLV Maximum CD-R / 3.52 MBps Re-write CAV Maximum CD-RW / 3.52 MBps Read CAV Maximum CD-ROM / 10.80 MBps Maximum DVD-ROM / 33.30 MBps External Maximum Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
Platform Support PC
Media Support CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Formats Support CD-ROM DVD-ROM
Maximum Write Speed 24x CD
Maximum Rewrite Speed 24x CD
Maximum Read Speed 8x DVD/24x CD
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Right on time by Peter Noel on May 07, 2009