I have a bulk 1620. Whenever there’s a disc in the drive, even if I’m not doing anything to it, the green led stays on all the time. The disc is warm when I take it out. Judging by the [lack of] noise, the disc is not spinning at high speeds, but since it’s warm I have to assume it is spinning. Nero DriveSpeed and InfoTool detect 4x (5540 KBps) as the lowest read speed possible, so I’m going to guess it’s doing 4x.
Has anybody else got this? Is it a feature or a bug? Sure, I appreciate the fact that I can access the disc instantly all the time, and since it’s at the lowest speed I guess it won’t be any harm. I wonder about the power consumption however. Why doesn’t spindown ever occur?