Need your opinion/help/wisdom on this.
Now, you will no doubt think of me as paranoid for this but over the past few hours I have noticed something odd with the LDW-401S.
I put a disc (just a CD-RW) in the drive this morning and the instant the tray closed it made a strange spin-up noise. It is only for a brief instant, but it is there none-the-less.
Its a slight "whirrr" noise. I cannot describe it any other way.
The only reason I noticed it was:
a) I had not noticed this noise on spinup before
b) My LTR48125W does not make this noise on spinup
Without actually seeing/hearing the drive, I realise it is difficult to make any prediction....
Does your drive make a slight whirrr noise when it spins up?
This question goes out to others with the drive also.
OK. After some investigation, I asked the guy down the road with an LDW-401S what his did. He described it as a GRRRRR noise on spinup - only lasted about one second however. This sounds like my drive too. (After comparison).
I guess the logical assumption to make is that this is normal operational sound. (One would hope...)