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How to install a CDRW drive

Postby Ash on Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:03 pm

Hi - I just bought a Buslink 52x24x52 internal CDRW drive - Unfortunately, the instructions which came with the drive were pretty confusing. I am pretty much a novice when it comes to tinkering around with hardware... I have a computer with a CDROM installed and an empty bay.

-I just wanted to know if there are any good links with detailed instructions on how to install an internal IDE drive.

-Also, should I remove my old CDROM drive or just keep it? Are there any advantages to having both installed?

Thanks a lot!
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:13 pm

Here's two sources you can look over. The second one is a manual from TDK, but the hardware installation procedures are the same. Just don't follow the software installation steps.

If you have any addition questions, feel free to ask.
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Postby Ash on Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:43 pm

Thanks a lot BuddhaTB - The links were very helpful - I'll report back with my progress!
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Apr 26, 2003 6:58 pm

I'd keep the original CD-ROM both for disc-to-disc copying and for general reading. In my newest desktop PC, I keep both a CD-ROM for reading and a CD-RW which I use mostly for burning.
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