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Windows 7: Installing a second dvd drive

03 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Installing a second dvd drive

Ok then, I have a dvd drive ND-2500A from my old PC and want to fit it to my new one as a slave. What problems am I likely to encounter if any or what should I be aware of before fitting it?

Thanks. :)

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03 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

As far as it it working? You shouldn't have any problems.

Just remember, as with any component upgrade, shutdown and unplug the power first :)
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03 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deziarkus View Post
Ok then, I have a dvd drive ND-2500A from my old PC and want to fit it to my new one as a slave. What problems am I likely to encounter if any or what should I be aware of before fitting it?

Thanks. :)

Is it an IDE DVD drive ? or a Sata DVD drive. If IDE you will have to set the jumper as slave depending if it is on IDE cable 0 or cable 1
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03 Mar 2010   #4

Windows7 beta 7000

I have two SATA DVD drives and have had no problem. I'm not sure, but I think I had to check a box to show empty drives before I could get it to show in My Computer when there was no DVD in it.
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