NEC AD-7540A SlimLine Quality?

I’m about to buy NEC AD-7540A slimline for my laptop instead of catastrophic TSST TS-L532M that was acting weird and finally died after I flashed it with recommended software.

I’m using HP Pavilion dv1000 with Pentium M processor. Does anyone have any experience with this drive? Is it a good quality? Anyone suspects that it won’t be compatible with my mobo? I always use Verbatim (MCC) DVD’s or Taiyo Yuden DVD’s. I’m very concerned about quality of burns I make. Right now that NEC drive is the only one that I could lay my hands on in a short time.

Thanks in advance.

How could someone make a guess without you telling us which mobo you have?