Replacing an old CD ROM


Old 05-07-05, 09:10 AM
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Replacing an old CD ROM

I need to buy a new CD ROM for my pc. You see, back in February mine went kaput.

I plan on getting a CD-R or a CD-RW Burners but the problem is I have no clue if there are certain types that will work for my pc and certain ones that won't. To compund that issue my pc is pretty old.. close to 6 year.

So what I'm wondering is, how do I know what I can buy and what I can't buy? What kind of things do I need to know prior to heading into CompUSA?

I assume I need to know my system spec's - PIII 450 (256MB RAM)

But what else?
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Old 05-07-05, 09:44 AM
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It's very likely that your current drive uses the IDE interface which is the standard today. Main thing to look out for is the hardware and software requirements, looks like you shouldn't have a problem with the hardware, just make sure the included software supports the Operating System your using.
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Your PC may be too old to support a fast CD-ROM drive, so don't be concerned about looking for a fast one.
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Getting a CD-RW is a good idea. Look for "System Requirements" on the label, and make sure they fit with your computer. These are usually the minimums, so if your computer is faster, later OS, etc., that won't matter.

Good Luck!

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