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installing DVD burner on my brand new dell

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  1. jaronmeg

    jaronmeg Thread Starter

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    I just recieved my new Dell dimernsion 4600 and wanted to install an Optorite DVD+/-RW that I just purchased. The burner reads and writes in both cd and DVD. My new Dell came only with a CD ROM drive. I am wanting to know if there would be an advantage to keeping the new Dell CD-ROM drive in my computer or should I just install the DVD burner in its place.

    THanks for your assistance. I am definitely new at installing hardware so any tips about the installation process would be very helpful
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    If the CDROM is on the secondary IDE cable, install the DVDRW on the same cable as the CDROM. Make the DVDRW master and the CDROM slave.

    This way you can do on the fly CD to CD copying.

    At the end of the year you can replace the CDROM with one of those Dual layer DVD 16x drives that are supposed to be coming out. ;)
     
  3. jaronmeg

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    thank you for your response. Like I said I am very new at messing with this kind of thing. What is the secondary IDE cable? And how to I designate the DVD burner drive to be "master" and the cd rom to be "slave". Sorry, told you I was a rookie

    Thanks again and I appreciate your time!
     
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