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Sony CDU4811 48x IDE CDROM drive (CD-U4811)


  • 48X Max Performance (36X average)
  • Reads all CD formats including CD-DA, CD-ROM, Photo & Video CD Plays CD-ROM & CD-Audio disks with MultiRead for CD-R & CD-RW
  • Compatible with 'Red' and 'Yellow' book standards as well as MPC-3 & ISO9660
  • Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) technology for high performance
  • Low vibration ensures reliable operation with minimal noise
  • High speed burst transfer support & 128KB buffer for low CPU utilisation
  • Motorised Tray Load Low power consumption with 'green' automatic sleep mode
  • Can be installed & operated either vertically or horizontally
  • Front panel controls for play/skip & stop/eject
  • Front panel audio output with analogue volume control
  • Rear audio output in both analogue and digital format
  • Supports Digital Audio Extraction Designed to mount internally in a standard 5.25" 1/2 height drive bay
  • Compatible with the IDE interface inbuilt in most PC's
  • Compatible with drivers inbuilt in Win 95, 98 & NT, OS/2 & Warp 3.0 or higher
  • Front Panel features Sony branding



Formats Supported: CD-DA (with or without CD-TEXT), CD-ROM, CD-ROM-XA, CD-I, Video CD, Photo CD, CD Extra, CD Plus
Media Supported: Audio CDs, CD-ROMs, CD-R & CD-RW Disks (Read Only)
Modes Supported: Modes 1 & 2; Forms 1 & 2; single & multisession


Host: IDE (ATA-PI)
Buffer Memory: 128 KB


Sustained: 20-48X (3000-7200KB/s)
Burst: 33.3MB/s Ultra DMA mode 2 16.6MB/s DMA & PIO mode 2
Avg Random Access: 80 ms (random stroke)
Tray Open & Close Time: 1.4/1.7s typ.
Spin Up/Down Time: 1.8/5.6s typ.


Error Rate: 1 block in 1012 bits (E.C.C. ON)
MTBF: 70,000 POH (duty 25%)
Mech Rating: 30,000 loads & unloads

Audio Outputs

Rear Line Out: 0.7V 0.2 Vrms at 47K ohms, Molex connector
Rear Digital: 5.0Vp-p
Front Headphone: 0.7V 0.2 Vrms at 33 ohms, stereo mini jack

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature: 5C to 45C
Non-operating Temperature: -35C to 60C
Operating Relative Humidity: Operating 8% to 80%

Power Requirements

Voltage: DC 5V 5% or DC 12V 10%
Current (Operational): Typ: 900mA@DC 5V / 800mA@DC 12V
Max: 1000mA@DC 5V /800mA@DC 12V
Current: (Sleep Mode): 300mA@DC 5V / ZERO @DC 12V


Dimensions: 145.8(W)x 41.3(H)x 190.0(D)mm excluding front bezel and projected parts
Mass: 1.0 kg

Product Content:

  • Sony CDU4811 48x IDE CDROM drive (CD-U4811)

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We assume no responsibility and will not accept full refunds for items purchased that are not compatible with your system configuration



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Sony CDU4811 48x IDE CDROM drive (CD-U4811)
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