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Need help finding replacement optical drive


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#1 k988

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:41 PM

Hello, I've recently been having problems with my d: drive (combo drive, cd/dvd rw) - it will play cds but will not read dvds. I tried Microsoft's fix it tool, and that didn't work - but I'm beginning to think that's because the drive is failing and as I read elsewhere, when a combo drive fails usually one side goes first. So I am interested in replacing the optical drive but am overwhelmed by all the possible choices - plus a lot of them are designed for the SATA interface. With an older system, I can't upgrade using those parts. I was wondering if you could give me a product suggestion or two. Here are my specs:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/6ecJnQmNp83uYphcM7j0DlO

Thank you for your help.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:00 AM

A lot of "brick and mortar" stores don't carry IDE Optical Drives anymore, and frankly Newegg.com only lists 8 6 drives in IDE and the only difference between them seems to be speed (never mind, the 2 slower drives are out of stock) and brand (but most likely they are are built at the same factory).

Newegg.com IDE CD/DVD burners

Personally I'd go with the MSI in that list (it has Free Shipping). Yeah, I'm cheap I'll look to save a nickle if I can. Besides Newegg's free shipping isn't bad, 2-3 days, depending on where you live and where it ships from.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:48 PM

Thanks!




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