Question Replacing laptop optical drive, power consumption question

missionalley

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I have a Inspiron 17R 5721 looking to replace a dead DVD drive.

The "new" Used replacement has a build date about 1 year before the original and is rated higher at 1.6 Amps vs 1.5 amps. Both are 5v.

Will this be an issue in any way?
 

Tech Junky

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It may even be possible to find something newer with aower power draw. There are also ODD insets in which you can add additional SSD or HDD to the Bay instead. I haven't bothered with discs though in at least a decade preferring USB options and now moving to thunderbolt instead for high throughput drives.
 

Insert_Nickname

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I have a Inspiron 17R 5721 looking to replace a dead DVD drive.

The "new" Used replacement has a build date about 1 year before the original and is rated higher at 1.6 Amps vs 1.5 amps. Both are 5v.

Will this be an issue in any way?
Shouldn't be. It's just a maximum rating, it's unlikely to draw that much in practice.

It -may- affect battery life a bit if you're burning something while on battery. But I wouldn't recommend burning while on battery anyway.
 

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