Quiet DVD writer


Standard Member
Hi Folks,

I have just built myself a new, low budget HTPC system (specs below) and am now looking for a quiet DVD writer as am currently using an old IDE that I had lying around.

Not terribly interested in HD or Blue ray at the minute as WAY to expensive. Would like it be be both + & - R/RW, dual layer, Silver (a must) and vewy vewy qwiet.

I was looking at the NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-0S


But the first review specifically states not to put in a HTPC as is particularly noisy.

If you wonderful folks here at AV could give me a few nuggets of your experience with these devices I would much appraciate it.

Many thanks for your time,


HTPC spec:

CasE :- Antec NSK2400 MATX - £49.70 - Ebuyer
MoBo :- Abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD - £67.91 - Ebuyer
CPU :- Int E4400 2.00GHz - £72.73 - Ebuyer
RAM :- Corsair 1GB DDR2 XMS2 6400/800 - £38.99 - Ebuyer - Will add another Gig shortly
HD :- 160GB Western Digital - SATA - £36.27 - Ebuyer
HD :- 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint - SATA- £67.62 - Ebuyer
Tuner :- Hauppauge WinTV-HVR3000 - £79.59 - Amazon
Input :- Trust W'less KB built in Trackball - £37.11 - gizoo
OS :- XP home SP2 - Already owned
:- Mediaportal - Open Source (Free)
Display :- Sharp Aquos LC-32P50E - Already owned

TOTAL :- £449.92

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