DVR-216DBK vs DVR-217DBK

My son needs to replace a failing SATA DVD drive that came with his computer I’ve always used Pioneer drives so I think I’ll stick with that. Newegg has both the DVR-216DBK and DVR-217DBK so are they basically the same except the latter is newer?

For all intents and purposes, I’m willing to say that yes, they are basically the same where performance matters. The latter is just a bit newer hardware, but they should both perform equally well.

Thanks that’s what I needed to know!