specifically, what kind of DVD burner can I install in this PC. What specs do I need to be concerned with?
I see no 310 model for the Precision line. Can you please look up the model of your CD drive in device manager and post that here. I can tell from that information what you need.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
sorry typo, should be, precision 390 & I have, TH582 Assembly, Compact Disk Drive 48X, Half Height, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG , installed now.
Ok, here are your installation instructions. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> Your system is all SATA, so any of these DVD burners will work. Keep in mind that you can keep your current drive and add the DVD burner as a second drive if you have a spare SATA port. This will depend on how many hard drives you have.
Now, I'm not about your software situation, but I suspect you need CD/DVD burning software. If you get something from Newegg or another online vendor, look for a "retail" package, which will include software. An "OEM" box is just the bare drive.
Please let me know if you need more help!
Hi, thanks for your quick reponse. My 390 has 2 hard drives & they are set up redundant. The information you provided has been very informing because I had no clue regarding, SATA or retail versus OEM. The fact that there are 2 hard drives in this unit, will that change any info you have already provided?
No, with two hard drives, you have room for a second optical drive.
I know this is an old case, but I have to replace the dvd player and burner on my 390 workstation. My question is, what is the height of the dvd rom / r/w drives. From my crude measures I see it as being too short to allow anyone elses dvd player to fit in there. Why is that? I want to actually put in an lg blu-ray writer and it is 1.6 inches in height and I believe it's too tall for the slot. Was this intentional?