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CyberDrive CD-ROM Drive Model CD566D

Retail box

Specifications | Installation | Power On


The CD566D is an internal type CD-ROM drive, 5.25-inch, half-height, with an IDE/ATAPI interface. Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) and Stepping Motor technologies are employed to reach data transfer rates of up to 8.4 MB/sec (56X) at the outer most disc tracks, with a random access seek time of less than 75ms. The spindle motor uses auto-balancing system (ABS) technology to run smoothly at high speeds.


Compatible with MS-DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98/2000/NT4.0/XP, OS/2 Warp, Linux, Red Hat, Open Linux

PC99 logo certificate

IDE ATA-4 (compliant to ANSI X3T13 1153D Rev.2)

IDE/ATAPI interface (compliant to SFF8020 v2.6)

Supported disk formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, mixed mode, CD-i / FMV, Video-CD, Photo CD (single and multi-sessions), Enhanced CD, CD Plus, CD Extra, i-trax CD, bootable CD

56X maximum data transfer rate (3,700 ~ 8,400 KB/sec)

Ultra DMA mode 2

MPC level 3 compliant

ISO 9660 compliant

Built-in headphone jack and CD-Audio volume control Knob

Rear panel with analog and digital audio line out

Power saving feature

Power tray loading with emergency disk unloads

Supports multi-read function

BIOS with flash memory

Eject Button solution; push and hold the button 2 seconds and speed changes to 8x-16x

Horizontal and vertical mounting supported




CD566D 56X CD-ROM Drive

Read Speed

3,700 ~ 8,400 KB/sec (24.7X ~ 56X)

Rotation Speed

11,500 RPM for normal data disks, 5,000 RPM for CD-RW

Access Time

75 ms typical for random access, 75 ms typical for 1/3 stroke access

Buffer Memory

128 KB

Error Rate

10 -9 soft read error, 10 -12 hard read error

Audio Interface

2 Channels (stereo)
Sampling frequency 44.1 KHz
Analog audio line out: Output 0.7 Vrms typical
Frequency response 20 Hz ~ 20 KHz (+0.5 dB, -3.0 dB)
Signal to noise ratio > 70 dB (f = 1 KHz)
Distortion < 0.1% (LPF 20 KHz, f = 1 KHz)
Channel Separation > 70 dB (LPF 20 KHz, f = 1 KHz)
Headphone output: Output 0.7 Vrms typical
Digital audio out: Format EBU (conforms to IEC-958 EIAJ CP-1201)
Output 5.0 Vp-p


> 100,000 POH (25% duty, seek and read)

Front Panel

EJECT button, Emergency eject pin hole, green LED, Headphone jack, Volume control knob

Rear Panel

Power connector (+5V & +12V, 4P), IDE interface connector (40P), Device configuration jumper (Master, Slave, CSEL), Analog audio line out (4P), Digital audio out (2P)


Supports both horizontal and vertical tray loading

Power Supply

DC +5V ±5%, DC +12V ±10%


148.5 x 42.5 x 202.5 mm (WHD) with bezel


1100 g


User Manual
CD-Audio Cable
(4) Mounting Screws


Set the drive mode select jumper in the back to “Master”. The drive is the primary device on the secondary IDE bus.

Removed front bezel of case to protect acrylic and removed both side panels.

Installed CD-ROM drive into the topmost 5.25” bay using the four silver screws supplied with the drive.

The internal audio cable supplied with the drive is not needed since the drive supports Digital Audio Extraction

Used a rounded 40-pin 80-conductor ATA 100/133 IDE cable separate from the one for the HDD. Connected the blue plug into the black header on the main board for the secondary IDE bus, and plugged the black primary device connector into the back of the drive. Connected a 4-pin power lead to the drive.

Power On – CD-ROM Drive Installed

There is no bootable medium.

The CD-ROM drive is recognized as primary device on the secondary bus. The drive is using UDMA 2 mode.

Booted from a Windows 98 emergency boot floppy disk. When the startup menu displays, select to start with CD-ROM support. Then inserted the Windows XP Professional CD and browsed the contents of some directories.

Last modified: 01/01/2007













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