Can I install a SATA DVD Writer on an Inspiron 530?

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Can I install a SATA DVD Writer on an Inspiron 530?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 purchased in 2007, and would like to purchase an HP (internal) 1270 I 24X SATA Multiformat DVD Writer (with Lightscribe) so my aspiring videographer teenage son can burn cool labels on the DVDs he is making for people with his new company.  I have read that my desktop is not SATA compatible - is there a cable I can purchase ( I notice several that are mentioned at the bottom of  the Amazon page for this product) that will make this work with my Dell? I don't really understand what SATA or ATA really means - but am trying to read and learn before I purchase. Any help would be appreciated!Below is the link for the DVD writer I'm looking at. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KT1YEU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=AN8LN2YPKS7DF

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  • ltswords

    Yes, the SATA data cable shown in your link will be fine.

    Bev.

     

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  • ltswords

    The Inspiron 530 only supports SATA drives, therefore the SATA HP (internal) 1270 I 24X SATA Multiformat DVD Writer as shown in your link, can be installed. If this is an additional drive, you will need a SATA data cable, there should be spare SATA power connector inside the case for the drive.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • Is this the cable I will need?

    http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-P940-19I-Serial-Signal/dp/B000083JZH/ref=pd_bxgy__text_b

  • ltswords

    Yes, the SATA data cable shown in your link will be fine.

    Bev.

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell