I have an HP Compaq 6910p notebook manufactured about June, 2008. The optical drive, a GSA-U10N just went bad. It was just dead - as if it were not getting power. HP sent, as a replacement, a GSA-4083N.
At first, I was irked :a simply because I noticed that, while the U10N was manufactured 2008-May, the 4083N replacement was manufactured 2007-Feb, 15 months earlier (older!).
My searching so far seems to indicate that the two models are the same, or nearly so. Otherwise, I’m just not familiar enough with optical drive technology to deduce any more.
First, I’m simply interested in the difference between the two models. Second, I’m particularly interested in a comparison of how the two models differ in their performance, writing and reading DVD-RAM since I use DVD-RAM whenever I can.
Any other commentary about what else I should be concerned about will be appreciated as well.
Thanks very much for any and all advice.