Replacing your optical drive is a fast, easy, inexpensive way to upgrade the capabilities of an older system. And many recent systems include optical drives with limited capabilities, because the manufacturer wanted to save a few dollars. Even if your optical drive is only a year or two old and was a high-end model when new, it may make sense to replace it to gain the additional features and speed of a current model.
Upgrading your optical drive can add many useful features, including the ability to:
This chapter details what you need to know to choose the best optical drive for your needs, how to install and configure it, and how to troubleshoot it if problems occur.