13. Media Bay:

The Media bay is the standard removable optical drive bay.  Dell provides your optiical drive, a floppy drive (which also has a USB port) and a plastic insert supposedly for when you don't have anything slotted in the media bay.  Dont use the plastic insert!  There is no obvious way of removing it, so I had to play around with screw drivers and paper clips to get it out!

13.1. DVD+RW drive

Dell Picking Slip Internal 4X DVD+RW/+R with CDRW Combo Drive
Linux identified as (dmesg) _NEC DVD+RW ND-5100A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
driver linux kernel
use occasional

13.2. Removable floppy drive

I hardly use floppy drives anymore.  I've tried the floppy drive in both the media bay, and with the USB cable.  Both methods work unsurprisingly!

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