I used to have a DVD rom drive which I changed to a CD-RW drive. Could I change this for a DVD-RW drive. Only have 128mb at present but would double this at same time. Any advice welcome. Have only the one external bay for the drive.
Yes, you can. You could also buy an external DVD writer, for which you would need a USB2 or Firewire conection; in which case you might like to replace your DVD ROM as this will then be more useful.
Just get an internal CDRW/DVD drive that will install and run no problem, you can get them from click here starting at £23.50 plus postage
Have only Usb 1.1 so would an external DVD writer work or just be toooo slooow.
Is there no room to install both in the same box?
You could get a PCI USB2 card for only a few quid.However, a good DVD recorder the can play and record every known format only costs ~£40 delivered: click hereThe only advantage of an external drive would be to do direct copies. However, if you have about 6 GByte spare on a hard disk, you can copy a disk to the hard drive then burn it back to a blank.If you want to use DVD-RAM with Win 98 you will have to download a driver, but DVD-RAM is an excellent storage medium.
You are better leaving the CDRW and fit the new drive on new IDE Chanel on the MOBO
Thanks for the advice will have to think which way to go. Alan
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