Samsung CD-Rewritable install in HP Pavilion

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Challenger - Jan 10, 2012 at 09:46 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Hello,
I have a Samsing Model SW-248 CD-rewritable that came from a Dell PC, can I install this unit in a HP Pavilion Model p6204y PC? The PC has a CD/DVD player already installed. I am not very computer literate so any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,828
Jan 11, 2012 at 05:41 AM
It should not be a problem if you have an extra port and power cable. The Samsung drive needs a IDE port and the motherboard probably only supports 2 IDE devices on a single cable.

Good Luck
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Thanks for the reply and info. I have a spare port, not sure about the cables, will have to remove the cover and see if there is another. Should the Samsung be labeled a "slave"?
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,828
Jan 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
One drive needs to be "master" and the other "slave". It doesn't matter which is which.
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