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quiet cdrom

Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:55 pm

my cdrom can compete with my vantec tornado at times. does anyone have or know a cdrom or cdrw thats decently quiet?
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Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:21 pm

I would say plextor or liteon arent too bad for noise levels. I am getting a yamaha drive in a few weeks and I dont think those are too noisy either.
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Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:44 pm

I can't hear my Lite-On dvd drive over the noise that my case fans make. I can hear it when it initially spins up, but overall noise level is low from the drive.
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Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:03 pm

;) I agree. If noise is a higher priority than perf look to an older 8x - 16x CDROM as these tended to be a fair bit quieter.
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Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:10 pm

FWIW, the Liteon 52x24x52 CDRW is loud. Fast enough that I use it, but loud enough that I use my no-namer 16X DVD for most reading. 52X for install, 16X for playing.
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Thu Feb 06, 2003 1:34 am

If you can find one of the old kenwood drives, thet were real quiet, but they have reliability problems. I had one for a year before it broke, but it was extremely fast and quiet.
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Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:00 am

Lite-On DVD (why buy a CD?). It's nice and fairly quiet.
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Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:21 am

My AOpen 24x burner is pretty quiet.
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Thu Feb 06, 2003 8:51 pm

I had a Toshiba DVD-ROM that was pretty quiet.
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Fri Feb 07, 2003 2:10 am

From personal experience, the LG's are quieter than the Lite-On's. Lite-on's are actually about as loud as it gets... See here:
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