Need help on 2 DVD RW Drives

My DVD rw broke 2 days ago and since I have dell warranty, they replaced one for me. However, the replacement was not the same dvd rw drive as the one that broke. Can someone tell me which one was better?

The one that broke: NEC ND-6650A slim 8x DVD+/-RW
Here is the link for the specs: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...4/en/specs.htm

Here is the replacement: Philips SDVD8820

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...44/en/spec.htm

I don’t know much about dvd rw drive specs, can someone tell me which one is better?

Those links don’t work.

I’ve had a look myself at the specs and it would appear that the NEC doesn’t burn DVD-R DL but the Philips does. I think that is the main difference - that and the burn speeds being slightly different that is. :wink: