Help Me Choose: Optical Drive

 
Dell offers optical drives with the features and functions needed for multitasking and enhanced productivity. The optical drive on your Dell business system allows you to back up your data and images by burning them to DVD. Choose among DVD or DVD+/-RW drives based on your capacity requirements.

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The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.
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Burn DVDsDVD+/-RW
Burn CDsDVD+/-RW
Play DVDsDVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM
Load software from DVDDVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM
Load software from CDDVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM

DVD +/-RW Drive (Super Multi)

DVD-ROM Drive

Burn DVDs

yes

no

Burn CDs

yes

no

Load Software from DVD

yes

yes

Load Software from CD

yes

yes

Watch DVDs

yes

yes

Listen to CDs

yes

yes

Read DVD-RAM

yes

yes

Write DVD-RAM

yes

no