My optical drive has essentially given out, and I want to upgrade it, no mistakes this time.
It's a JustLink CD-RW.
I want to upgrade to a CD-RW with a DVD reader.
First of all, are there any restrictions or potential incompatibilities based on my motherboard or other hardware that I should look out for? (My hardware is about 4 years old.)
Second of all: when I'm looking at the drives, if it says CD/DVD, can I assume it has a CD-RW, or must the specs actually say CD-RW/DVD? (Or, if I have that totally backwards, what spec should I be looking for?)
Finally, what el-cheapo companies should I avoid? (I know to avoid JustLink. The drive barely lasted 2.5 years.)
Thanks - I really appreciate this.