Adding a CD-ROM Drive
I just bought a new Dell OptiPlex desktop and it doesn't have a CD-ROM drive, something that I didn't expect, but anyway...
I do have another much older computer, a Gateway desktop circa 1995, and I was wondering if I could simply take the old CD-ROM drive from the Gateway and install it into the OptiPlex. I suppose that this would work, but I'm just curious to know if I'm missing something before I try it, or if there might be some incompatibility issue that would prevent the older CD-ROM drive from working in my new OptiPlex.
Also, would I require to buy any mounting hardware or should the OptiPlex come ready for a CD-ROM drive? And if the CD-ROM drive would work, would I go about adding it as I would a secondary hard drive? Would I have to set any jumpers or make any BIOS or CMOS changes?
Any help appreciated. Thnx.