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Replace the dvd-rw drive in a sanyo drw500 with new betterproduct

The current dvdrw drive is an (NEC/ND-1100A) .
Will an (LG/GSA4120B) work in it's place ?
If not what dvd burner with better spes.and same physical spes. (external case / metal housing) that will fit case measurements as follows: 1 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 .
Again this for a (SANYO DVD RECORDER.DRW500) End product I am trying to improve the system quality
Thank you for your time, and looking forward to hearing from one of the experts.
sincerely
Mark from MIddletown Indiana

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  • adsvictoria Apr 20, 2009

    Has anyone actually replaced the drive in this unit? Mine worked perfectly for about four years, but now almost all of the DVDs I record contain Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) errors. I have cleaned the lens, but this does not help. I have not yet opened the case, but thought I would ask if anyone has successfully replaced the drive.

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IF u are only talking abt the Drive only then yes u can get a better one now.
From what u had stated I prsume tht it is in an external bay which has USB or firewire compatibilty , Right?
If this is the case, then U can get a better drive for this, any tyoe will do as long as it is a DVD RW drive.
The one u have currently is a very old one which has very limited capability like recording to DVD-ROM cd's, it can only write DVD+ROM types....
Now u can find Drives which supports + / - type dvd discs and ROM's and also RAM Drives.
Just do a google search or I can state what I uses. I Use
1 - Sony DVD RW DRU-845S
2. TDK DVDRW 1616N
These are the best in it's region when they were released, I believe there are better ones now.
Cheers
Rifaa

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