This is during the reading like when you play DVD movies or listening to CDs. It is extremely loud like there is no tomorrow. Very annoying...
I compared the drive to Lite-On, Plextor, Pioneer and LG. I find it much louder!
Those who think NEC is quiet is totally clueless.
Too bad this is only a burning drive. How can anyone enjoy movies with this
if you use PC to watch movies.