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Is it possible to replace the internal cd-rewritable drive part of an external CDR USB device?

benjamintr asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a USB Sony External CD-ReWritable recorder model CRX100E/X.  (I'm using it with a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop.)  I'm interested in replacing it with something new and faster.

What I'd like to know is...

Can I keep the external USB wiring/housing etc and just buy a new internal CD writer that will work in it?  I'd hate to throw out the whole thing and it seems much cheaper to just buy an internal if I can use it.


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