Sorry I am not awake yet this morning. The drive is 4 inches. It is smaller in width than the CD drive.
The 3.5 inch drive is actually abt 4 inches wide. It is the same width as the CD drives.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:54 AM
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Edited by Mary Poppins, 07 December 2009 - 07:08 AM.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:25 AM
The hard drive is 4 inches in width. It will fit in.
The CD drives are wider. They are about 5 3/4 inches wide.
You should have 2 sizes of bays in the computer.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:20 AM
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:01 PM
We could then find the correct jumper settings for you.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:21 PM
As you are looking at the rear of the CD drive, the 1st connector on the right is for power.
Going left the next connector is the data/ ribbon cable.
The next one is the jumper block. There are 6 pins
Top to bottom in a vertical line the 1st two on the right are master. You put a jumper there for master.
The middle 2 in a vertical are for slave mode. If you want slave you put the jumper here.
The last 2 on the left in a vertical position are for cable select.
If you look close you will see a little jumper on the far left 2 pins. That is cable select
Found a picture
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:02 PM
I'm sure since the cdrom drive is at the end of the IDE ribbon and by itself it is probably set for master then.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:09 PM
Device Description LG CD-RW CED-8080B
Not sure this is what you meant. Anyway, would it be a good idea to go ahead and replace my CD Drive with a CD/DVD Drive while adding a hard drive? Or, shouldn't both be done at the same time?
What do you think about this for my hard drive?
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg has it for 43.99 & tiger-direct has it for 49.99
I had bad luck years ago with Western Digital drives...haven't had any problems with my Seagate. Which do you recommend?
Can you recommend a CD/DVD drive that would work in my compuer? It looks like it would be a job to get my old one out. There are no clips and I only see one screw on the bottom.
I found this - let me know what you think of it:
LG GH22NP20 DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, IDE (OEM)
I am going to order a hard drive as soon as I decide which one is best.
Edited by Mary Poppins, 07 December 2009 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:19 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:32 PM
What is a jumper....some sort of tab in the back?
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:36 PM
See the long double row of pins? Now just to the left of them you will see 3 sets of double pins and on the last set you will see a little black piece covering the top and bottom pins. That is a jumper. They can be any color... Black, Blue, White, Yellow, Green
If you look at my post #37 you will see the needle nose pliers holding on to a white jumper on the back of a hard drive.
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