I'm getting too many burn errors writing audio CD's using Nero 7. It now burns only at 10x so maybe I need to replace the burner that, in its 4 years life, has written hundreds of CDs and DVDs. Nero tells me that it is an NEC DVD +RW ND-353A. It's the original in my Dell Dimension running XP Home SP3. Can anyone tell me what drive I can buy that is faster and reliable? Will the new one just replace the old one - same cables etc? Is it a job for a non-tech person or should I take the computer into a shop to get it done?
...it's pretty easy to install a new drive in a desktop, just take out the old drive and replace it with the new drive, making sure to set the jumper on the back of the new drive to the same position it was on the old drive (either Master or Slave. Connect the new drive to the same connector on the ribbon cable as the old drive occupied, attach the power cable and that's it.
s yours is a fairly old computer, chances are it doesn't have SATA connetions, so go for an IDE drive. click here