Replacing DVD/CD Drive

By dutch
Jan 29, 2010
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  1. Hello,
    It appears my DVD/CD drive has bit the dust, at least it will not recognize any CD but will play a movie DVD. This drive is an IDE.
    Thinking about replacing it with a SATA DVD/CD drive as they are now less expensive then IDE drives.
    My MB has an extra SATA connection available, the other one is used by the SATA HDD.
    Question: can I do this replacement and is it essentially a "plug and play" in the set-up?
    Does anything need to changed in the BIOS?
    MB: MSI K8MM-V
    OS: Windows 2000Pro w/SP4
    Any direction is appreciated.
    Thank you
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,420   +217

    According to the description of your setup, yes, it is basically a plug and play deal.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,485   +292

    Shouldn't have to change anything in the bios, but you may want to take a look in there if you ever need to boot off of a disk in that drive.
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