Hey everybody,my first post!
I am an audio nut and have been having a heck of a time finding a DVD burner that READS media quietly (especially dvds).My pc is whisper quiet with the loudest component being my 500gb wd hard disk.
Out of all these drives(I shop at NCIX) can anyone share with me, their drives lowest rated read speed for dvd’s and cd’s using cd bremse ?I would include nero drive speed as well but it interferes with the functioning of foobar.
I should mention I have tried the Samsung SH-202J and Pioneer DVR-212D.The Pioneer’s lowest speed was 8x(quietest overall but still too too whooshy;)) for dvd’s and the samsungs was 4x,which would have been silent except for a high pitch whistle or whine(sounding like the motor struggling a bit) that was absent on the whoosh of the 6x and 8x.Reading cd’s on both drives(Samsung 4x) was pretty quiet even if the speed rating in cd bremse for the Pioneer was 40x(probably incorrect).The Pioneer also seemed to vibrate a great deal more than the Samung
Some drives I am looking at(prefer Sata)
Samsung SH-S203B((maybe no whine of the 202?)
Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7190A
LG GSA-H62N SATA
If you have one of these drives or a variant of one, please help.Perhaps this could become a sticky for other owners of htpc to reference.Thankyou