Well I have just received an OEM 1650 drive from Newegg in much anticipation after enjoying such solid performance from my OEM 1620. Well I don’t know if there is a speed difference, but the noise is untolerable from this 1650. My 1620 has always been so silent during reading and even burning! Now I don’t mind that the 1650 is particularly loud during writing, but what really does bother me is I can’t even watch DVDs in the drive! Just playing a DVD creates a very loud spinning hum with high pitched noises mixed in. Have any of you experienced this from your 1650? Do you guys recall how quiet the 1620 was? So far, I am very disappointed with this ‘upgrade’.