How Noisy is the Samsung SH-203N?

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#1

I have the LiteOn LH-201AP, ide and it is a good drive but it is way to loud. Every time I put any type of disk in it the noise level is driving me nuts. I can pick up the Samsung SH-203N at Best Buy real cheap, they have it on sale plus I have a bunch a coupons that are going to expire if I don’t use it.

I have a brand new computer that I built with Q9450 and Asus P5E3 Deluxe Wifi Motherboard, 4 GB DDR memory and EVGA 8800 GT overclocked 512 video card. Also Creative XFI Fatality sound card. I just though I could use this Liteon drive that I picked up for 20 bucks. But it is driving me nuts. In am using Windows Vista Ultimate.

First of all, is the Samsung SH-203N a good drive? I know it is Sata Drive, I have plenty of Sata hookups. Does it have bitsetting? How does it do burning CD, DVD and Dual Layer? Most important, is it quiet. I know it suppose to make a little noise, but not a real loud annoying winding noise. Please let me know if it is worth upgrading to this new drive? The Ligthscribe is an added bonus.


#2

The drive is great. It doesn’t support auto bitsetting by default ut this thread fixes that : http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/patch-utility-samsung-mtk-based-dvd-writers-v2-3-1-new-242508/

The burns are great as well in my opinion. You can use Kprobe as well if wanted with this drive too.