I can add an internal dvd for Portege R500

I have R500-S5008X, that had been built without an optical drive.

Can I add the optical drive in my unit?


If there is no optical drive Bay where you can install an optical drive, then you can not do.

You might have to replace the motherboard, the coverage of basic, cable and other parts. It can be less expensive sale your R500 and buy the other R500 with a SIDE, or get a R600.

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