Liteon DH20A4P very noisy

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#1

Hi,
I bought a new PC and the DH20A4P in it, it’s very noisy.
I use the latest firmware from “codeguy” and the device burns perfectly.
The noise though is killing me, compared to the Liteon 1653S I had in the older PC.
Is this normal? The PC is 1 month old… I burned 3 times in total.
I would like to know what I can do to reduce the noise, or to hear whether there is a chance the burner is “broken”.
Regards


#2

Are you burning at the same speed as with the 1653S? And with what media are you burning?


#3

Some noises at high speed during burns or reads are normal. I agree if it bothers you then you should see that the drive gets replaced thru your warranty.


#4

Thanks both…

I was using a DVD+RW from Verbatim 4X to burn…
But the noise is mostly reading the same DVD+RW to read the content.
I do not remember the speed of 1653S, but I suppose the new one is much faster.

I will see if I can do something to reduce the noise, otherwise I will use the warranty.

Regards


#5

[QUOTE=bimbobo;2029399]Thanks both…

I was using a DVD+RW from Verbatim 4X to burn…
But the noise is mostly reading the same DVD+RW to read the content.
I do not remember the speed of 1653S, but I suppose the new one is much faster.

I will see if I can do something to reduce the noise, otherwise I will use the warranty.

Regards[/QUOTE]

I could not edit the previous post…

How can I check whether the noise is normal or the device is not OK?

Regards


#6

There’s not really much of a way to check…it’s probably normal. :iagree: Obviously, it goes without saying that with the drives getting faster, the noise stands to increase a bit. I believe the difference between the slower 1653S [which reads DVDRW at 8x] and the faster 20A4P [which reads DVDRW at 12x] is what you’re noticing.

You might as well expect a real racket if you have media that you can write at 20x with the A4P. That’s a lot louder than the 8x/12x and [occasional] 16x that the 1653S can do. If you want a quieter speed, you’ll have to have Nero DriveSpeed set the drive to read slower, and burn at the same speeds you used to. :iagree: The LiteOn drives are noisy, but are pretty equally noisy as some other drives.


#7

Thanks Albert…
I tried another one of Codeguys firmware

http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares/dvdrw/20A4P.9P59.patched-fb-eos-eoht5.rar

I do not know if it is a coincidence but now it’s like another burner… it’s pretty silent even spinning at 48X read… at least I will certainly live with this level of noise :rolleyes:

I tried also the same DVD+RW… and the noise was much much less…

I can’t almost believe it… Could it be possible that the firmware “solved” some internal issue?

Regards


#8

…well… it seems sometimes the noise is louder, strangely at the lower speed…
It’s like the vibrations are more evident the first 10-30 seconds then get less.

I hope somebody can advice about what to do.

I will try more things to find out whether or not I need another drive less noisy.

Regards