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Installing old dvd drive in new computer

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by Dougie247, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Dougie247

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    Hey guys i recently ordered the Titan Dagger system to replace my old pc..

    I didnt bother with a new dvd drive as i will only be using it to install windows..

    The dvd drive from the old computer is an Asus DRW-2014L1T and the new motherboard is a Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) ATX Motherboard.. Am i right in thinking they should be compatible?

    Alternately i still have my Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 which i have my windows installation.. This should also be compatible with the the new motherboard?

    Sorry for the questions but i havent built a system in ages and just wanted some clarification

    Cheers

    Dougie
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  2. modd1uk

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    The dvd drive assuming your case has space for it should drop straight in (and the dvd-rw is sata).

    Same story with the HDD, if the case has space for it it'll fit and plug in fine.
     
  3. Dougie247

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    thankyou so much :)
     
  4. modd1uk

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    No problem buddy, good luck ! :D.
     
  5. jbh110tdi

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    looking at that system you should have space to put youre dvd rom into the tower so you shouldn't have a problem.

    you could also fit the drive but you would need to do a fresh install or you will have driver problems.

    do you have a windows disc or iso? which version of windows are you installing? you could use a USB to install it does it so much quicker.
     
  6. Unluckyalf

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    If its just a temporary solution you were after..
    I recently bought a NUC which obviously has no space for a DVD ROM drive. So, instead i used the guts from an old HDD caddy (external not portable) and hooked it up via USB. Not the fastest solution by a long way, but this ways its semi portable which is helpful as i havent built a system with a CD drive in years
     
  7. TheVoice

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    You can install Windows via a USB stick.
     
  8. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

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    Uhhh guys this thread is from 2016:p
     
  9. TheVoice

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    Curses, I usually don't get caught out by thread necros.
     
  10. ANDARIAL

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    :DHappens to us all