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zafod

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Hi

I am a newbie and need to replace both the DVD-RW, and the DVD in my tower.

I ordered replacements with SATA connections (I think) from ebuyer but the connections on them are wrong for my computer.

This is a picture of the back of my current DVD RW showing the correct connections.

I have a Dell Dimension 5100.

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Is this item compatible?

Samsung SH-S222A 22x DVD±RW

Many thanks.

Edited by zafod, 01 November 2010 - 02:56 PM.

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Neil Jones

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According to the manual for the 5100 you don't need a new drive, you can use the one you've just bought, the SATA drive(s).

If you don't have them already, you need one of these for each drive:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158874

And one of these for each drive:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151963
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rshaffer61

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The one you show is a IDE or PATA drive. The picture below shows a IDE connection on the top and SATA on the bottom.
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Hi

I am a newbie and need to replace both the DVD-RW, and the DVD in my tower.

I ordered replacements with SATA connections (I think) from ebuyer but the connections on them are wrong for my computer.

This is a picture of the back of my current DVD RW showing the correct connections.

I have a Dell Dimension 5100.

Posted Image

Is this item compatible?

Samsung SH-S222A 22x DVD±RW

Many thanks.


according to the manual like Neil said you can use the drive you just bought

as to a addition to what Neil said i think this might come in handy for you
http://support.dell....1.htm#wp1366267

and this

http://support.dell....1.htm#wp1377780



you only have 2 sata port and i think your hdd is sata too so that might give you a problem
see picture


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Edited by dennisK16, 01 November 2010 - 05:26 PM.

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zafod

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A big "Thank You" to everyone for replying so quickly.

I will try to get the new units working with the information you have supplied.

Cheers :D
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