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What kind of serial interface do I need for a new dvd/rw drive on a dimension 3000 desktop that runs windows xp and is from 2004 or older?

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Should be just a straight ribbon cable, you can use either a 50 or an 88 cable, on a 50 the dvd must be set as master using the jumper configuration. On an 88 you just set the jumpers for cable select and make sure that you use the furthest connect on the ribbon cable from the device as your master. Nothing too complicated about it.

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