Replacing a CD-ROM with a DVD Burner

  dms_05 16:52 14 Jan 10

I've a 5 year old IBM 8284 Desktop with just a CD-ROM fitted. It's very easy to exchange fit a DVD Burner (IDE) but would I need to change anything else (like the BIOS)?

  BT 16:55 14 Jan 10

Basically no, but there may be some software that comes included that you may want to install.

  dms_05 16:59 14 Jan 10

Thanks BT. The DVD Burner had the jumpers set to Master whereas the fitted CD ROM has the jumper set to Cable Select. Which should I use in this case? The HDD in the PC is SATA so it isn't using the IDE cable but the cabling does have a second IDE connector that isn't used.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 14 Jan 10

leave it on master and it should work fine as the only drive on the cable.

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