New Plextor 716UF..Is it supposed to be noisy?

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#1

I purchased this drive, and when you turn it on it is noisy, I never had a USB drive that made any kind of noise. Does anyone have this drive and can they tell me whether it is good, need to know so I can return it before the 30 days.


#2

What noise is it that you’re hearing?


#3

It’s probably the cooling fan in the case.


#4

Hello,I have two of these,one on top of the other and I sit right in front of them when I am working my computer,I cant hear a thing from them.I used to have Pioneer 108 ext. before and they did make a noise but plextors not a sound.If I were you I would send it back
alwyn


#5

It is a noisy whiny hum, it could be a cooling fan, but it is as loud as my computer. I have two other USB drives a Lite-on 1633SX and a older Micro-Solutions NEC 1300a and neither make any noise. Thanks for the input.


#6

If it makes a noise whilst burning (or even reading) a disk, then thats to be expected. If it’s not doing anything… then it should be pretty quiet I think.

Does this one have the little fan at the back??


#7

I am not sure if there is a fan, it makes a noise when I turn it on and after it is on for a few minutes it get louder. It certainly does make noise when it burns.


#8

I have the PX-716UF, I don’t know if it has a fan but if it does, I cannot hear it. The unit is completely silent when it’s turned on. It, of course, only makes noise when reading and writing a disc.


#9

Thanks, this drive is definitely being returned I glad to hear that it is supposed to be quiet, never had one that made this noise before.


#10

Just a note thanks to all who replied, I returned the drive and got another and it is blissfully silent. Love the drive, and the support from plextor was excellent. Again thanks for your input.


#11

Just checked yesterday and when I put my ear on the drive I can hear something what I suspect is a fan. It’s not noticeable when you don’t put your ear on the drive :wink: Good to ‘hear’ that the new drive doesn’t have this problem.


#12

That fast?? Less than 24 hours? I supposed you exchange it in the store… well congrats for the new drive.