Can I Reuse an old dvd drive Tags: Plug And Play Samsung Storage Dimension DVD Drives Last response: May 13, 2013 8:31 AM in Storage Share linkgx1 May 12, 2013 1:01:51 PM Hey, I was wondering if I could reuse a Samsung DVD drive from my old Dimension 8200 pc? I'm building a new computer and was wondering if it's just plug and play? Thanks More about : reuse dvd drive linkgx1 May 12, 2013 1:03:15 PM Omg, Sorry. Internet Explorer posted it twice. Can someone delete this one? I'm not seeing an option too.... m 0 l jnkweaver a b G Storage May 12, 2013 1:35:18 PM Absolutely. If it is an IDE drive though you may have difficulty. In that case just buy a new one, they are like $20 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kisianik a b G Storage May 13, 2013 8:31:27 AM No you can not, it is IDE and now there is SATA. There is a way to interconnect, but it is not worth the efforts and money, plus performance would be very slow compare to new ones. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I Reuse an old dvd drive Forum SolvedOld Hard Drive Re-Use? Forum Can I reuse my old hard drive in a new build and cleanly boot win7? Forum Should I re-use my old Hard Drive and RAM? Forum Replacing old hard drive with same OS? Can I re-use the old hard drive again? Forum SolvedRe-using my old (current) Hard Drive in new computer? Forum SolvedRe-using old hard drive that has windows 7 on it. Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum SolvedReusing old hard drive and/or power supply Forum SolvedReplaced Motherboard - Where do I plug in my old DVD reader/writer drive? ? Forum SolvedReplace main HDD with SSD and reuse old HDD C: Forum Reusing old hard drive for new build Forum SolvedHard drive reuse Forum SolvedReuse two-week-old Thermal Paste? Forum SolvedSafe to reuse old parts with new pc build? Forum SolvedNew PC, can I reuse this old PSU? Forum SolvedUpgrades for virtualization to reuse old laptops Forum Reusing my old hard drive and optical drive Forum Reusing my old hard drive Forum SolvedReuse Old Parts Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !