- Nov 23, 2012
- South Dakota
So I think my optical disc drive is going out on my Dell E310 desktop. It will randomly freeze during DVD playback, and then redirect to the DVD menu. At first I thought that it might be a few bad DVDs, but then I tried the DVDs that were having the problems in my laptop, and they work perfectly in there. So, I think it might be time to pick up a new disc drive. Not looking to spend much (it's an 11 year old computer), but I want to get a decent drive. The one I have right now is this: Dell OEM M9753 DVD-R/RW OPTICAL DRIVE DVD8701/96 PHILIPS But I am wondering if this is a good drive to pick up? HP 390851-002 Black IDE 16x DVD CDRW 405425-001 Would that HP work well for me as in the same speed and capabilities that my old drive had? I can get that HP much cheaper than another Philips. Looking for my best option, any ideas welcome. Thanks!