Where i should buy Philips & BenQ Digital Storage (DH-16W1S)

I am having dell dimension e521 desktop and in it the optical-drive of Philips & BenQ Digital Storage ( DH-16W1S) is neither reading nor writing the dvd’s and so iwant to buy a new drive of the same company or the other company which fix into the supply and data transfer plugs provided by dell

There are 2 connectors at the back of the drive unit.

  1. Serial ATA Interface Connector (SATA)

    7-pin Serial ATA male connector.

  2. Power Connector

  The drive has a DC power connector assembly, which consists of a 15-pin    shrouded, keyed, male power connector .

the link to view the slot is

if any one knows about the details please let me know at

Hi and Welcome!

you can use any SATA DVD writer on the market.
Highly recommended are Optiarc AD724x series or Pioneer 216/217.


P.S.: I removed your mail address in the post above in order to prevent you from getting more spam. :wink:

whether the data port and the power ports are same for the prescribed ones