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What type of a DVD do I buy for my new computer ET-1335-G-05W?

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Since you didn't tell us the model of your pc i don't know if it's a SATA or PATA device. To find that yourself you will need to find that yourself: open the case and look at the back of your optical unit - if the cable is a wide grey or blue ribbon then it's a PATA, if it's a narrowred, thicker cable it's a SATA.
Get the appropriate unit from here
PATA http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=482&name=DVD-Burner&Nav=|c:89|&Sort=0&Recs=10
SATA http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1624&name=Internal-SATA-DVD-Burner&Nav=|c:89|&Sort=0&Recs=10

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