Inserting A Dvd - Rw Drive And Wether My Pc Could Handle It??

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eddstream

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i have recently bought a computer a few months ago which came with a dvd+rw and am looking purchase another drive which can do dvd -rw i am wondering if their is anything i need to know when purachsing one like wether it will connect to my pc and wether my pc can handle it ??
i have aspace above my current dvd rw drive which appears to be a dummy drive so hopefully i can place it their and i was wonderin wether after purchasing the drive is it easy to install and insert
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it will depend on what spare sockets / PSU you have on the cables and how many IDE's you have

Whats the make and model of the PC

A lot of drives are + and -
how old is the PC

in device manager you may be able to see the make and model of the DVD
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>
 

eddstream

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IT SAISPHILLIPS DVD 8801
and is their any way to find out all of the other stuff suc as wether it is a dummy drive and stuff like tht
 
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eddstream said:
but it wont burn to a dvd- where as it will to dvd+rw
any ideas??

try different brand of media.

also use a burn speed that fits the media, as a test try its
lowest speed maybe 4x.
 

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just out of interest why do you want to burn + DVD's
 

eddstream

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i can burn dvd + i just have loads of discs for - and wanted to get one tht can burn to them and i want to burn some episodes of prison break onto them
 
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