Sony DW-Q520A

I have an ASUS A3N laptop with a CD writer and want to add a dvd rewriter. I saw this drive and believe it will work. My only question is, correct me if I’m wrong, this drive is a master not a slave device. My laptop needs it to be a master device, so I take out old one and put in this new one and it works? Is this correct?

I don’t care a bout faceplates

Thanks in advance