First of all, my congratulations on the excellent review of the Plextor Premium 52x. I am interested in this burner. I have one question with respect to a feature called Silent Mode. How does the drive behave when recordable media is written at the maximum speed of 52x ? Does the drive start spinning up like crazy and then continue to be noisy until the CD is finished? This is the case with my current Yamaha CRW-F1. A year ago, I had a Plextor 40x and it was almost pin drop silent at 40x. So, from your testing is the drive noisy or is the noise level comparable low like the Plextor 40x ? I would profoundly appreciate if one of you could assist me in this matter.