Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
Hi,I hope you can help.Of course Dell wants me to buy from them.I hear I can buy alot cheaper and maybe better if I knew what I was even talking baout exactly. So, here's what Dell says I need I-OMagic 16x/4x/16x DVD RW and 40x/24x/ CD RW with plus/minus signs there. USB 2.0 External DVD RW Drive.Part # 1DVD16DDME.
Talking to other people I don't know in Staples,etc. say I can buy from Newegg.com cheaper and better and it will work but how am I to know for sure?
Any help and info would be great.Thank you
Check this link:
you can buy an internal dvd/cdrw combo drive and all you have to do is follow the procedures in the link.
another option is an external dvd/cdrw combo drive but it is an expensive device although it is much easier to install it instead of opening the casing of the desktop.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
A dell dimension 3000 has an IDE internal drive so as long as you get one that says IDE on it it should work.
and yes a usb one would sit off to the side like a printer but may also be slower and more expensive
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
If you are looking to replace the internal drive, then as long as you purchase a drive with the same interface it will work. If you are looking for a USB external drive then any one will work.
The only thing Dell was correct with is it should have +/- signs.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Yes, you may install a Sony DRU530A 8X DVD+RW/-RW to your Dell Computer.
Interface is EIDE, I'm very sure it has an EIDE cable with the package.
Enjoy your new DVD Burner!
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