My girlfriend needs a new optical drive but I'm not sure what will work and what won't so that's why I 'm posting cuz I don't want to buy one and it not work.
Can you guys recommend some drives?
Sorry, I didn't see a edit button.
I forgot to ask if regular discs can be used in a drive that has lightscribe for when you don't want to use the lightscribe?
Here are some IDE drives that you can still get:
Asus DRW-22B2SLiteOn iHAP422 (w/LightScribe)LiteOn iHAP322LiteOn iHAP222 (w/LightScribe)LiteOn iHAP122LG GH22LP20 (w/LightScribe)LG GH22NP20Plextor PX-870A (w/LightScribe)
You should make sure the IDE port in the Dimension 3000 can support UDMA-4 transfer support, otherwise, the drive won't read/burn up to its potential speed. Yes, you can still use regular non-LightScribe discs in LightScribe drives.
How do I check to see if it has UDMA-4 transfer support?
Usually, I'd suggest to start with the manual.While this is still an excellent idea, I can shorten something and tell you, that this system is new enough to support UDMA4.
I checked the manual and didn't see anything related to this, but thanks.