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May 27th, 2024 12:01

Inspiron 3030 CD drive

I want to purchase a Inspiron small desktop 3030 (cd205104nkm). I note that it has a door for a CD/DVD drive but I can't find one that is compatible in the Dell parts list. The sales department couldn't help me and I can't contact the technical department. Does anyone know how to access the required information please?

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May 27th, 2024 12:25

The knockout on the front panel fits a standard slim SATA optical drive -- if you must have an internal one, you can call Dell Spare Parts for the required hardware.

It will be much simpler to use a USB external DVD/CD writer.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-usb-slim-dvd-rw-drive-dw316/apd/429-aauq/storage-drives-media?tfcid=91049735dgc=opl&gacd=9684992-1102-5761040-266906002-0&dgc=ST&SA360CID=71700000117208879&&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3tCyBhDBARIsAEY0XNmgCv9pBmzhBV82ET7MFGw_gKliJ5uBhmGg1ByJ7EgVw0KBPI8tlssaAol0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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June 13th, 2024 13:47

I would prefer an internal drive, as it's one less device on a lead taking up draw space. Parts couldn't help and the external drive doesn't say it's compatible either. I'm reluctant to order anything without this assurance.

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