I just bought one of these. I find these new short chassis drives that LG is putting
out just cheap. Cheap in construction, and lack of forsight and thought. For example,
the tray does not open far out enough. Every time I put a disk in, I end up hitting the
upper lip on the opening with the disk. Also, when a disk is being ejected it would scrape
the bottom of the cover (maybe the "bell" or dome thing on the drive cover). And when
the tray closes, it sounds cheap like a clackety sound compare to the soft thud on my
4120. The bezel plastic is also thinner and has a rougher, uglier texture to it compare
with the old ones LG made in Korea. And cheap PCB they use for the front. Looks like
60's era circuit board type material.
I would like the tray to open out some 5mm more, and they should fix the disk scraping
with the drive cover.
The detection of disk type and seek access is also a little slower, but quieter than my
4120. Less chirping sounds with the head moving. Vibration and spinning noise is about
the same but OK.