If your laptop/notebook has an internal CD-ROM drive you can replace it with this DVD/CD-RW combo drive , so you can not only read CD, but you can read DVD disk, play DVD titles, write to CD-R or CD-RW disk and backup your files to CD-R or CD-RW disk.
Note: This drive can play DVD and burn CD, but it can not
burn DVD. For DVD burner, please check our Internal Slim 50-Pin IDE PATA DVD Writer Drive .General Features:
2 MB buffer
24x CD-R write speed
10x CD-RW re-write speed
8x DVD-ROM read speed
24x CD-ROM read speed
Automatic buffer underrun error protection technology
3.6 Mbps average data transfer rate
110 ms CD-ROM average access time
120 ms DVD-ROM average access time
Front Panel Features:
LED activity indicator
Emergency eject hole
Rear Panel Features:
50-pin IDE interface
DAO (Disc at once)
TAO (Track at once)
SAO (Session at once)
Packet Writing (Variable, Fixed Packet)
Will this drive work for your laptops?
We are sorry that we don't have a detail compatibility list for this DVD/CD-RW combo drive. You can check our Laptop/Notebook Upgrade Guide. If this drive is directly (which means you can see "Order" button ) listed under your notebook model page, it means it should fit your notebook computer. But the front bezel color and shape may not match your original drive front bezel color and shape, so it may not look perfect.
If you don't see this drive directly listed under your notebook model, you can compare your current CD drive with this one ( if your CD drive is seated inside a caddy, you need take it out from the caddy to do comparison):
1. This drive height is 12.5mm. If your current drive height is 9.5mm, you can not use this drive. If your current drive height is 12.5mm, go to Step 2.
2. Compare the rear connector: This optical drive has a 50-pin ATAPI IDE Interface Connector as the picture shows:
If your current drive has a SATA connector, then you can not use this drive.
3. Compare front bezel: This drive front bezel is a straight rectangle shape. The dimension is: 0.5" (12.7mm) x 5.04" (128mm).
Tray Loading Drive Front Bezel
If your current CD or DVD optical drive is 12.5mm high, has the same rear connector and front bezel, then you can replace it with this new DVD burner DVD writer.
How to change optical drive front bezel:
If your original drive front bezel shape is different, you may try to remove the drive front bezel from original drive and re-use it on this new drive. To change drive front bezel, you need to:
Open the DVD drives The drive can be opened using a straightened paper clip pushed into the emergency eject hole.
The clips highlighted in the next photo need to be gently pressed open to remove the face plate.
Now the faceplate needs refitting to the replacement DVD drive and the DVD drive needs to be inserted back in the laptop and the screws put back in the original positions.
Rear Connector Note: Some laptop/notebook computers may use rear connector adapters to change the position and shape of the rear connectors. In this case, you need to remove that rear adapter from original drive and re-use the rear adapter with the new drive.
Tech Note:This drive is a bare drive only. Some laptops may use mounting frames or a caddy around the bare CD drive for easy swap. You need to re-use the mounting frames or caddy in order to use this new drive.
Front Panel color: Black
Overall Rating for Internal Slim 50-Pin IDE PATA DVD-ROM & CD-RW Combo Drive