Tech PC Talk Dual Layer (8GB) CD/DVD Writer

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    Dual Layer (8GB) CD/DVD Writer

    I purchased a Dell Optiplex 760 Desktop PC

    I am after a Dual layer CD/DVD Writer for it

    I found one, sadly doesn’t ship to the UK

    I have searched for a UK Supplier, but struggled to find one.

    Can anyone help in my search for one (Dual in the UK or does ship to the UK)
    not got much money so cheaper the better.

    Cheers
    John

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    £14.38 including Economy Delivery

    https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/asus-drw-24d5mt-24x-dvd-re-writer-sata-oem/drw-24d5mtblkbas.html?

    ASUS DRW-24D5MT 24x DVD Re-Writer SATA (OEM)
    Write Speed: 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, 4x M-DISC

    This will fit your “Dell Optiplex 760 Desktop PC” if this is what you have (see pic)

    760 Desktop

    – the one you linked to is a slimline writer for a Small Form Factor (SFF) Optiplex 760

    Location - Twixt Severn and Wye
    Status - "Retired" - but not as far as my wife is concerned !!

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    This is mine John:

    http://tinyurl.com/ya5yzqvc £16.97 inc. delivery

    Most are Dual layer, have been a long time. Last time I used mine was to install my 3 yo router after changing ISP’s last month. I have had it so long I can’t recall when I bought it, but use has slowly decreased over the years. Not many people use them now. What is your intended use for it?

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    Thanks Boris n Bob

    It is similar to the pic but it lies flat and a small DVD. have one of those on your links it’s too big it needs to be the zize of a laptop rom. Like the one in my link Found One (above)

    My Dell 760 below

     

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    Cheers
    John

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    John, unless it’s going to get a ton of use just buy a USB external one. That way you can move it around without tinkering.

    Look on ebay, loads available for about £10-£12 delivered, bought one about 6 weeks ago for my X220 to rip DVD and CDs, been faultless.

     

    Edit.

    The one I bought.

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    Thanks PM Good idea I will prope them.

    Thanks for the link to yours

    Edit

    I got one of your link not bad nor price.

     

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    Cheers
    John

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    Welcome John. Mine is actually USB 3, hope you’re as lucky as me!

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    PM when I took off the lid to swap the ram (last week) I have a PCI USB 3.0 card I was going to put in. Sadly as much as the DVD Rom is different so are the PCI slots, where the bracket is 5″ the housing is only around 2.5″

    So no USB 3.0

    Cheers
    John

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    If it’s just the bracket that’s too big – ie the printed circuit board is low profile – check the USB3 manufacturer’s website to see if they sell a low profile bracket for the card. In fact, check the box it came in to see if one was supplied.

     

     

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