Ok, looking mainly for a reader, not a burner, so even a DVD-ROM would be fine, but I have no problems getting a combo drive or DVD+RW drive if the price is right.
Main things I'm looking for in it:
1) Quiet - My Lite-On 166S is driving me NUTS;
2) Fast reader for CDs & DVDs.
I'm currently looking at a Samsung 52x32x52x16 CD-RW/DVD combo drive; I've heard elsewhere they're pretty quiet - but I've also heard they have pretty poor write quality, but that's not too worrisome.
I was considering the new LG drive reviewed here, but 40x CD is a bit too slow for my primary reader! I'd like at least 48x.
Is the NEC 3520 quiet? Good for CD burning? I know they're supposed to be pretty good DVD writers...
Any advice greatly appreciated!