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12-21-2010 08:09 PM
My DVD drive has died and I am looking to replace it with a lightscribe drive do you know a compatible lightscribe dvd burner for the presario 500?
Also would like to upgrade my hard disk, present disk is a seagate momentus 80GB ST980821AS so a SATA drive but not sure if this is SATA 300 or SATA 150. Any Recommendations. I know the momentus 300 can be set to 159 but also note your recommendations on replacement drives. Looking at western digital scorpion 320GB
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12-22-2010 05:35 AM
This eBay seller says they have Lightscribe drives for the C500:
I have never really been a fan of Lightscribe and never met anybody who uses it extensively. The label burning is very slow and the media is still pricey. You can get a compatible drive for less money than these folks are asking.
As far as the hard drive it does not really matter if you use a SATA-150 or SATA-300, either will work. The WD Scorpio Blue 320 gig is a good choice. Problems have been reported with 500 gig drives and 7200 rpm drives so stick with a 320 gig 5400 rpm drive for max compatibility.