Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> has anyone swapped a 3rd-party DVD recordable drive into one of the
> newer inspirons? any issues to know about?
have you considered an external drive?
i have a 5150 bought 6/04. i ordered the poineer dvr-08 with external
enclosure (i think from ebay) connecting with firewire. FC3
auto-recongizes it and i've had no problems. USB 2 i assume would not
make a difference, though i prefer firewire for highspeed devices. most
of the dvd auhoring i go ahead and boot XP to do, because the software
is easier, but i've burnt/read dvd's under linux with this drive.
ymmv hope this helps.