Stupid Question but how do i know if my comp has dvd writer?

Found 13th Jan 2009
As above - thanks!

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has it got a logo like this or similar on the drive?

http://www.diskdepot.co.uk/acatalog/dvd-rw-dl-logo.gif

Go to mycomputer and if the drive just says d drive it wont be a re-writer for dvds - its needs to say DVD-RW writer - or look at the drive for a dvdrw sign

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On front of tower it has dvd multiplayer, cd rewritable and rwcombo - means nothing to me lol

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dandoc2;4052923

Go to mycomputer and if the drive just says d drive it wont be a … Go to mycomputer and if the drive just says d drive it wont be a re-writer for dvds - its needs to say DVD-RW writer - or look at the drive for a dvdrw sign



In my computer it says DVD/CD-RW DRIVE (d)

loobie;4052968

In my computer it says DVD/CD-RW DRIVE (d)



sounds like its just a dvd reader & cd writer combo to me

Open the DVD drive, stick in a bit of paper, close it...wait for 5 mins, then eject the disc and all will be revealed! :-p

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Can i put a dvd writer in my comp?

loobie;4053163

Can i put a dvd writer in my comp?



Yep, Should be able to, Dvd burning generally uses more system resources though when it's encoding video etc...

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shauneco;4053381

Yep, Should be able to, Dvd burning generally uses more system resources … Yep, Should be able to, Dvd burning generally uses more system resources though when it's encoding video etc...



Do you need a super duper computer then? Mine's pretty cack and slow

loobie;4053586

Do you need a super duper computer then? Mine's pretty cack and slow



Nope, any old PC will burn DVD

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Excellent thank you, rep left x

You need to check what kind of connection you need if your ordering a new one. If it's an older PC and your swapping out your current one it'll probably be IDE/PATA, the newer versions are SATA.

If you manage to pull out the one you have, compare it to thses pics.

]This is IDE

]This is SATA - Power cable on left, data on right.
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