Will it Work?

I am cuurently using a Toshiba sat pro 6100 with win 2000. The laptop has a DVD rom and I want to upgrade it to DVD/CD-R as my plextor is a bit heavy to carry around.
I have been offered a NEC ND-5100a which seems to be a good choice but it fits etc and seems to work but can’t “see” it as a drive?? I have tried installing firmware from Dangerous brothers 1.50 but still no show. have I picked the wrong drive or missed something?

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