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Old 09-28-2007, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Cd-Rom Drive

Hi All,
I have just recently bought a new game (Age Of Empires Collectors Edition) but it is a Dvd-Rom. Is there a possible way to make my cd-rom drive read a dvd-rom and if not I will buy a new drive. If I need to buy a new drive is it as easy as unplug the old drive then plug in the new one and go? Will they fit into the same plug inside the harddrive box?
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need a dvd drive - uses the same connections

DVD +/- RWs are cheap:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Beige 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

ROM:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i cannot believe people are still on CD-ROM's. anyway, yes they are same, IDE connectors and will just stick in, no problems.

I am using SONY (ROM) and Pioneer (DL-DVD/RW), both worked well, neither gave up on me, But I'll recommend Pioneer over Sony. however Plextor comes at top, but they are expensive.
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