Plextor PX-810SA (rebadged Pioneer DVR-212) loud seek noise

Is the loud seek noise (heard from 3-5m) normal for this unit or should I RMA the drive? It makes noise when I insert the disc, and then everytime I browse the disc.
What makes me mad is that this drive cost 70€, could get 3 drives, perhaps even better quality.

[QUOTE=Gr1mR34p3r;2034213]Is the loud seek noise (heard from 3-5m) normal for this unit or should I RMA the drive? It makes noise when I insert the disc, and then everytime I browse the disc.
What makes me mad is that this drive cost 70€, could get 3 drives, perhaps even better quality.[/QUOTE]

Time for a crystal ball…

Is the media youb have used crap ??

I get that noises with any kind of disc, may it be CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-R/DVD-RW…, that doesn’t matter, I’m talking about reading problems, when I write a disc there’s no unusual sounds, just the disc spinning.
The same noise is described here:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/nec-optiarc-ad7203a-question-242329/
Sad thing is I already ordered a NEC 7203S, so I hope it won’t have such noise.

I think the 7203 also does some noises, I have one too.

But its a good drive. :wink:

Installed 7170S also, very quiet drive, but write quality is average with 12x speed, and 16x speed is media killer, Plextor on other hand made nice burn with 18x speed.