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Can I Reuse an old dvd drive

  • Plug And Play
  • Samsung
  • Storage
  • Dimension
  • DVD Drives
Last response: in Storage
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

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a c 954 G Storage
May 12, 2013 1:10:38 PM

What do the plugs on the back look like?
Is it SATA or IDE?
a b G Storage
May 12, 2013 1:17:08 PM

You'll be fine as long as your new PC has the right connector. It's likely that the old DVD drive is a Parallel ATA ("IDE") one (if you're not sure, it'll have a big flat cable about 5cm/2in wide plugged into the back if it's a PATA one). Most new motherboards these days only have SATA ports; if this is the case, you're out of luck (but DVD drives are so cheap that it's no major loss).