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Solved: Adding a cd/dvd burner

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by barjo4, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    In relation to my post on burn speeds with the HP Pavilion a1410y, I am thinking of adding a cd/dvd burner to the expansion bay. I am assuming the original is an IDE version. (I have an unused Asus burner and it is a SATA version and it is different than the internal burner I have in the HP as OEM)
    Do I need anything additional? There are spare connectors in the back of the PC.

    Any suggestions for what to uy would be useful, although I am leaning to a correct Asus.
    Thanks, John
     
  2. Oddba11

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    All you need is a free data port (ie: IDE or SATA) and power cable, plus of course an empty drive bay. If the PC only has IDE ports, then you will need an IDE burner.
     
  3. barjo4

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    Thank you. I have replaced a few of these but I have not tried to add one. After i posted this, I found a drive to buy at Newegg. There is another cable from the one plugged into the existing drive.
     
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