DVD drivecompatibility

  kalstras 10:08 05 May 2007
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New computer / old DVD drive compatibility probs.

I just bought a new HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7775.uk-a PC (RS921AA) and have an older XP based HP 635i DVD Drive, but the connections at the back are different.

The 635i has a ribbon and power, yet the new comp seems to only have a power supply?

Advice Please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:30 05 May 2007

click here your machine has SATA HDDs and DVD drives fitted hence the different cables from your old IDE DVD drive.

  kalstras 10:33 05 May 2007

Hi and thanks, but does this mean my old drive wont work in my new machine? is there an adapter?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:40 05 May 2007

It will if the motherboard has an IDE connector.

If you boot to BIOS you may see an option for an IDE controller.

  kalstras 10:43 05 May 2007

I'll check

thanks Batman ;)

  kalstras 10:44 05 May 2007

oh is that F1 or F8

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:49 05 May 2007

"I just bought a new"

Opening the case to fit your old drive may invalidate the warrenty!

Your machine has a DVD light scribe writer fitted, why to you want to fit you old drive aswell?

  hastelloy 12:26 05 May 2007

If you really need your old DVD drive and don't want to risk the warranty, you could put the drive in an external USB caddy - I have an external DVD burner AND an external CD burner for reasons to complicated to explain here.

  kalstras 13:07 05 May 2007

I do use both drives simultaneously doing the odd copy of disk to disk. Old CD to new DVD. Now I will just have to copy thm to the HDD and then place the onto DVD later. Thanks for the info.

Kal

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