Safe/Recommend to use firmware with _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A drive from Dell?

My Dell Dimension 8250 was built/came with a _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A drive.

I have the firmware that Dell provides on the Dell site installed. The Dell firmware version is 10GE, A04 and the release date was 4/25/2003.
I don’t know if I should just stick with that Dell provided firmware or install the firmware. The firmware is for model ND-1100A and the version is FW 1.93.
I ask this because of the warning before downloading the firmware.

The NEC firmware upgrade below should not be used with external USB / FireWire drives or with OEM drives from HP, DELL, Medion, Fujitsu, Siemens, Gateway, or any other OEM manufacturer. If you wish to update the firmware on an OEM drive, please contact the dealer or manufacturer.

I just want the latest, most stable and compatible firmware installed.
So, what firmware would anyone recommend me use for my Dell drive.

You should be able to flash any of the firmwares with Binflash but since the drive is very very very old, I would really recommend buying a new drive instead as the ND-1100A (even when converted to ND-1300A) will not recognize most media that is sold these days.