Noisy DVD drive

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  1. Phoenix_TT

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    Hello

    Anyone got any advise on how to silence a noisy DVD-RW drive ?

    Regards

    Geoff
     
  2. throwit

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    are you getting washing machine spin cycle noises ? sometimes these drives seem to go into hyperdrive, and unless firmware updates or changing write speed might help, the only thing you can probably do is put your drive or pc in something else, as far as i know there are possibly dampening mounts, but it seems to me that they won't work all that well as the fitting screws will still transfer the vibration through to the chassis

    someone else may know better
     
  3. Nick Cartwright

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    If you want to quieten it for Playback then Nero has a utility (Drive Speed or something) which alows you to set the read and write speeds separately, plus the spin down time (so it is not constantly slowign down and speeding up).

    I use this for my LG drive and run DVD playback at just 2x which is near enough silent.

    If it is a Pioneer drive then they have their own utility called DVDUTIL (I think). This will do a simillar job.

    Both alow temporary speed up so you can extract data/programs at fll speed and just slow it down for DVD watching.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. mavice

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    AnyDVD by SlySoft also does this (Icon pic of a fox)

    lets you select dvd drive speed for playing data, music or film seperately.

    eg, film - slow and quiet, data - fast & noisy


    Lets you skip the krap at the start of DVD's too
     
  5. avanzato

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    I had a Samsung that even with the AnyDVD speed control was a noisy PITA so swapped it out for a NEC that's quiet without using AnyDVD.
     

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