Need a Good Optical Drive
Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:28 PM
Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:39 PM
Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:44 PM
I guess that would mean that the warranty is for 30 days, and I'm not 100% sure what the "limited" means. Probably certain parts are covered, and others aren't, not sure.
but it says the Parts are 30 days limited
If you are looking for a better warranty, the Sony drive seems to be better.
Yes, all cases have a universal 5.25" drive bay openings and both of those will fit that opening perfectly. Also, yes... they are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. Any drive you pick will be. No driver installation required, the OS has built in drivers that will recognize the unit as soon as you start your computer up and automatically install the drivers.
And are you sure it can fit into my case and are windows 7 compatible?
Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:52 PM
Some only burn DVD's or just burn CD's, so you have to look at the specifications tab and make sure it does everything you want.
Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:15 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:20 AM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:06 AM
According to the specifications tab, that drive can only burn DVD's and then read DVDs and CDs, it doesn't allow for CD burning.
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Copy and Pasted from Newegg.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:26 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:01 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:11 PM
External 5.25" Drive Bays 5
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1 x 5.25" to 3.5" adapter
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 4
Expansion Slots 7
See where I bolded in Red External 5.25" Drive Bays? You have 5 of them. That is what the optical drives go in. Here is an image I made for you. See the red circle? Those are "External 5.25" Drive Bays"
Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:34 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:04 PM
- Type "diskmgmt.msc" without the quotes
- Click Ok
- Select the disk you want to format by clicking once on it
- Right Click it
- Select Format...
- Follow the instructions
Edited by Ferrari, 16 February 2010 - 09:05 PM.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:10 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:15 PM
No not really. You need to be working on an OS to format it and by default, disk management will not allow you to format your main drive through disk management.
okay, so no way for me to format it when i'm using the computer?
There may be a way to do this by running on a Linux Live CD, but I'm unfamiliar with how to do this.
Is there any special reason why it NEEDS to be formatted before you install the OS? Like I had said, most people would just do this when they install the OS, because once the drive is formatted, you won't be able to do anything with the computer but go to the BIOS. It will be a dead machine basically.
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