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Will this DL Burner work on my computer ?

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I own a Dell Pentium 4, running on Windows XP.
2 x 80 gb western digital hard-drives, 256Ram, so on.

I currently have a NEC regular DVD/cd buner.
I am updating to a NEC DL DVD/cd burner.

I'm sure it will work on my computer, but I want to make sure.
Let me know, thanks
Info of new burner below.

NEC AD-7170A 18X DVD Multi Writer (OEM), 18X DVDR, 8X DL,12X DVD-RAM, 32X CDRW, 48X CD, Black Bezel

NEC presents the 1st generation of 18x DVD recording drive that supports all types of DVD and CD media currently available - in reading and writing. The AD-7170A offers the fastest available DVD recording together with high speed CD recording and excellent read performance by utilising Sony NEC Optiarc's know how to develop and produce highly reliable optical storage devices.

Specifications: Product Name AD-7170A
Interface ATAPI Ultra DMA 66 mode 4
Data Transfer Rate Read DVD: 18x CAV (max. 22,000 Kbyte/s)
CD: 48x CAV (max. 7,200 Kbyte/s)
Write DVD-R: 18x (max. 24,700 Kbyte/s)
DVD-R DL: 8x (max. 11,000 Kbyte/s)
DVD-RW: 6x (max. 8,200 Kbyte/s)
DVD-RAM: 12x (max. 16,600 Kbyte/s)
DVD+R: 18x (max. 24,700 Kbyte/s)
DVD+R9: 8x (max. 11,000 Kbyte/s)
DVD+RW: 8x (max. 11,000 Kbyte/s)
CD-R: 48x (max. 7,200 Kbyte/s)
CD-RW: 32x (max. 4,800 Kbyte/s)
Writing Methods DVD: Random writing (DVD +R/+RW, DVD-RAM ver. 2), Sequential writing (DVD +R/+RW, DVD-RAM ver. 2), Incremental (DVD-R/-RW), Multi-Border (DVD-R/-RW) and Restricted overwrite (DVD-RW)
CD: DAO (disc at once), SAO (session at once), TAO (track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Access Time DVD: 160 ms / CD: 140 ms
Modes Supported DVD-ROM, DVD Video, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, Video CD
Media Supported DVD-ROM, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RAM, DVD +R(9*4), DVD-RW, DVD +RW, CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW with 80mm and 120mm diameter
Audio Connections analog- and digital output
Memory 2 Mbytes
PIO Mode Mode 4
Required OS Environment Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP and 2003 Server
Special Features Vertical operation possible
Anti-dust seal
PC 2001 Certification
MultiRead compliant

Thank you guys
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I see no reason this burner will not work on your rig.
Thank you, I know I didn't provide much info but thanks.
I'm going to order it right now, its only 29 bucks i can't believe it
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