Our compatible Brother DR221 (DR-221) black laser drum unit is professionally designed to produce the highest quality printouts for your Brother laser printer, meeting or exceeding OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. Carefully constructed and put through a rigorous quality control test, our compatible replacement DR221 is the best value black laser drum. Why buy expensive OEM Brother DR221 black laser drum units when our replacement compatible Brother DR221 black laser drum units are Guaranteed to deliver excellent, dependable results, page after page? Use of our compatible DR221 / DR-221 black drum unit does not void your printer’s Guarantee. The DR221 black drum is the housing unit for the TN221 laser toner. Your TN221 can be replaced without replacing the entire DR221 black drum. You can depend on our compatible Brother DR221 black laser drum, backed by a Lifetime Guarantee!

What is the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum unit? Your Brother printer uses a toner cartridge and drum unit to print. A toner cartridge is the container that holds the toner powder. The drum unit is the electrically charged cylinder that transfers that toner powder to paper to create text and images. Toner cartridges and the drum unit are sold separately for this machine. The toner cartridge usually needs to be replaced first, while the drum unit generally should be replaced after the use of 3 or 4 toner cartridges. The toner clicks into the drum and the two consumables install into the printer together as one piece.

Learn more about the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum unit in this helpful blog article! For more on how to install a Brother toner cartridge and drum unit check out our other informative guide.

This item is guaranteed to work with the following printers:

DCP Series

  • DCP-9020CDN

HL Printers

  • HL-3140CW
  • HL-3150CDN
  • HL-3170CDW
  • HL-3180CDW

MFC MultiFunction Printers

  • MFC-9130CW
  • MFC-9330CDW
  • MFC-9340CDW


Product Type Imaging Drum
Printer Brand Brother
OEM Number DR221CL-BK
Ink Color Black
Page Yield 12000
Cost Per Page 0.17 cents
Shelf Life 36 Months
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.23 lbs
Print Color


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