Our compatible Brother DR221 (DR-221) yellow 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 yellow laser drum. Why buy expensive OEM Brother DR221 yellow laser drum units when our replacement compatible Brother DR221 yellow laser drum units are Guaranteed to deliver excellent, dependable results, page after page? Use of our compatible DR221 / DR-221 yellow drum unit does not void your printer’s Guarantee. The DR221 yellow drum is the housing unit for the TN225 laser toner. Your TN225 can be replaced without replacing the entire DR221 yellow drum. You can depend on our compatible Brother DR221 yellow laser drum, backed by a Lifetime Guarantee!

Do I need a toner or drum? You need both to use your printer, but you likely will not need to replace both of them right away. Toner cartridges customarily need to be replaced first since they hold the toner powder that creates the print. The drum unit is responsible for transferring the toner powder onto the page to create an image and is designed to last longer than a toner cartridge. The page yield, or approximate number of printed pages you get from a toner cartridge, is much less than the yield of a drum unit so it usually is the first to go. Once you have gone through 3 or 4 toner cartridges, it is probably time to replace the drum.

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
Brand Name Brother
OEM Number DR221CL-Y
Ink Color Yellow
Page Yield 12000
Cost Per Page 0.25 cents
Shelf Life 36 Months
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.23 lbs
Print Color


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