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CD/DVD-RW Drive I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop. I would like to have a DVD-RW drive to read and write DVDs. Assume a combo CD/DVD-RW is the solution. Looking for a drive that is compatible. None are listed as compatible. What will work ? Ultimately looking to save some DVDs to my external hard drive.

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  • slimBhappy Jan 01, 2009

    Is this response true for an internal CD/DVD-RW drive ?

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 Look on the box when you are shopping. It will tell you what it does and System Requirements.

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As far as I know any DVD R/W will also R/W CDs. Look on the box when you are shopping. It will tell you what it does and System Requirements.

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Hi! Buy a Samsung/LG/Any Other Brand 40-pin connector IDE CD/DVD-RW drive. All IDE Drives are compatible with your Dell Dim 3000

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    Rylee Smith Jan 02, 2009

    Hi! Yes i it is true for internal CD-DVD-RW Writer.

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Any DVD Read writer will work

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