I recently installed a X52 CD-RW/DVD Combo drive in my system. I like the drive, but after an hour of watching dvd’s, I noticed that the disk was not just warm, but actually HOT. I pulled the front cover off the case and felt the bottom of the drive and it almost burned me (it was definitely more than 100 degrees).
Is it normal for these drives to run that hot? I understand them being a small form factor, but I played the same dvd in a lite-on combo drive and the disk was only warm with the bottom of the drive not being nearly as hot either. The lite-on is about the same size as the MSI. I know it sounds silly, but I don’t want my dvd drive melting (warping or distorting)my disks.
Is this normal for these drives? Will I need to just get used to it, or do I need to RMA the drive? Thanks in advance.