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bboy7
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How to add second DVD drive

I have the SR5510f and would like to add a second dvd drive for burning DVD's. How do I do it, cable wise? thanks.
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erico
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Re: How to add second DVD drive

Hi,

Your available options are somewhat limited by your motherboard. Your mobo has only two SATA connectors and they are in use by your HDD and your DVD drive.

 

Option 1: purchase an IDE DVD burner and install it. Connection; use the IDE connector on the motherboard (which is currently unused). Here is a link that has a diagram of your motherboard.

 

Option 2: purchase and external DVD burner with a USB connection. Heads up! these are pretty slow even if you have a USB 2.0 connection to use.

 

 





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william23819
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Re: How to add second DVD drive

I Have an HP PC p6210y  with Windows 7 -64 bit.  I want to add a second DVD burner. I need to know the proceedure to install it myself.  Thank You.

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lasvegaswireman
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William...

 

Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion p6210y Desktop Computer and it's M2N78-LA (Violet) motherboard. According to the specs, your computer has 4 SATA ports. Purchase a SATA CD/DVD drive and use this HP document entitled "Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive" as a guide to installing your new drive.


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