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About my tower, I have to replace my CD/DVD Drive

I found out by my schools tech support and HP that I need another disk drive. I was wondering, do I have to specifically replace it only with an HP or can I use another device?

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It doesn't have to be hp they charge too much any IDE or ATA hard drive will do the job

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