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What DVD drive do I need to replace the current one?

by endlesoul / December 7, 2006 4:55 AM PST

This is the XPS Gen 4 details. The Sony "Half Height is becoming unrealable. Newwegg has one that I thought may work.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106027
If not any suggestions? Thank You

1 U7084 CARD (CIRCUIT), PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD), TRANSFORMER SKY DIVE MINITOWER, XPS-G4, MID-LIFE KICKER
1 W8403 PROCESSOR, 80547, PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT DT, 640, SKT-T, MALE
1 149DF INFORMATION, PREPARATION MATERIAL, DEVIATION, PRECISION WORKSTATION, INCREASE, #2
1 5120P CORD, POWER, 125V, 6FT, SPT2, UNSHIELDED
1 702EX INFORMATION, PREPARATION MATERIAL, DEVIATION, PRECISION WORKSTATION, INCREASE, #1
1 7N242 KEYBOARD, 104, UNITED STATES, SILITEK, LOW COST, MIDNIGHT GRAY
1 T0943 KIT, MOUSE, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, 2BTN, OPTICAL, LOGITECH
2 F6761 DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 512, 533M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
1 X2749 MODEM, V.92, DATA FAX, INTERNAL, DONNY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
1 P7665 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, 1394, SB0358
1 Y4299 DISPLAY, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, 17, DUAL VOLTAGE, 1704FPTT, MIDNIGHT GRAY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
1 K9341 CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 256, 6800, HMGA11, NV42
1 X8134 ASSEMBLY, FLOPPY DRIVE, 1.44M, TEAC, CHASSIS 2001, LEAD FREE
1 Y2015 HARD DRIVE, 250GB, S, 7.2K, WD-XL80-2, LEAD FREE
1 T7166 KIT, SOFTWARE, WP-PRDCT-STE12, ENGLAND/ENGLISH, V2
1 HD427 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WXPHSP2A, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION, ENGLAND/ENGLISH
1 X8555 ASSEMBLY, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 16X, HALF HEIGHT, SONY, CHASSIS 2001, LEAD FREE
1 X9019 ASSEMBLY, DVD+/-RW, 16X, PHILIPS, CHASSIS 2001, V1

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any ata/ide dvd drive will work
by ramarc / December 7, 2006 5:11 AM PST
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So I don't need "Half Height"
by endlesoul / December 7, 2006 6:02 AM PST

I was confused about this "HALF HEIGHT" I thought it was a "special" type that I had to purchase the same replacement type in any brand so long as it was half height. Don't know what half height is.

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practically all dvd drives are half-height
by ramarc / December 7, 2006 8:40 AM PST

there are some slim drives intended for use in laptops, but the rest are half-height.

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Thank You
by endlesoul / December 7, 2006 9:27 AM PST

Thank You very Much. It was very confusing to me since when I search for half height only a few show up. I do have a Best Buy close and I think your suggestion is great.

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Less than $40 to your door
by linkit / December 7, 2006 1:55 PM PST
In reply to: Thank You

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