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Optical dvd writer for t3640

Hello, it's very hard to find (at least for me) an optical dvd writer for my 3640 (I don't need blu ray). After lots of searching I found one on Ebay, compatible with T3600 T3610 T5600 T5610 T5810 T7910. Would it fit into my t3640? Thank you very much for a response!

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Those thin, laptop-like drives are flimsy, and not designed for heavy "reading-playing" use (much less burning). If you do get one, be sure to turn-on "verify after writing" in burning-software.

Not sure why you want to burn DVDs, but ...

Better to get a "real" full-sized 5.25inch DVD-Burner, and put it in a USB-Enclosure. This LG should work fine. 


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Those thin, laptop-like drives are flimsy, and not designed for heavy "reading-playing" use (much less burning). If you do get one, be sure to turn-on "verify after writing" in burning-software.

Not sure why you want to burn DVDs, but ...

Better to get a "real" full-sized 5.25inch DVD-Burner, and put it in a USB-Enclosure. This LG should work fine. 


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The problem with 3620, 3640, etc is that you cannot order the tiny metal bracket and screw that holds it in place. You can order a vantec enclosure that sits on the outside for a 9.5mm laptop style DVD that uses USB3 but those drives are flimsy and easily damaged.

8x dvd rw 9.5mm optical disk drive
DELL APD 429 AAYT 9.5 mm DVD Drive

Which is why I recommend

OWC  MR3UKIT External Drive

The software for the drive will install on your Dell

Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials for Dell

Media Suite Essentials for Dell
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nn8bss5n72f

Power DVD Media Player
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9pp34khmvbnl

 

Power to Go Burner software
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9n7fg11csfl1

Power Director
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9p045m7s2822

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>Those thin, laptop-like drives are flimsy, and not designed for heavy "reading-playing" use (much less burning). If you do get one, be sure to turn-on "verify after writing" in burning-software.

> Better to get a "real" full-sized 5.25inch DVD-Burner, and put it in a USB-Enclosure. This LG should work fine. 

You may not have a good opinion of the slimline drives, but some slimline drives can be better than full size drives.

I'm a subscriber to Netflix DVD, and mostly by accident, I discovered that the best optical to read 'heavily used' (read: scratched) DVDs is the slimline drive that's in an old HP Pavilion g4 laptop.  

I have 2 blue-ray writers and several DVD R/Ws (both ext. and int.) and the optical in that HP is capable of reading many DVDs that fail in all the other drives.  

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