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Dvd replcement what drives will work (ide interface)

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Most laptop drives will work if they have the IDE interface. The only difference in them is the little tab on the back where the hold down screw keeps them in place. These tabs are interchangable so that any drive will work in another. Just make sure that there are drivers for it, windows has most device drivers though especially if you are harvesting the drive from another laptop that has been run on windows. The only other thing to do is change the bezel, they simply snap off and on.

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