What is a compatible CD/DVD burner for my Dell Dimension E310 desktop?

by on April 4, 2011

Q: I need to replace my CD/DVD drive in my Dell Dimension E310 desktop. Can you suggest a compatible replacement part – CD/DVD burner.


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    newegg.com has a few drives listed that should be compatible according to the documentation on the dell site.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007589%20600003705&IsNodeId=1&name=IDE

    before ordering any drive though double check the connector and verify it is an IDE connection and not a Sata connection. IDE cable should look like a wider ribbon that has a pin connection and a SATA will be a thin cable the plugs into the slot.

    Also the dell site provides a guide to walk you through add and removing the drive.
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/parts0.htm#wp1056445