Sorry if some of you see my post at the forum within LiteOn.com - I felt that forum seemed a little dubious, so I then found this forum and wish to submit my problem to all of you as well.
Hello! I just purchased an OEM 40125S. I made this decision after much research and chose LITE-ON due to much positive user comment and reviews, in addition to the price point. The drive I just received (from NEWEGG.com) has one perplexing habit. When I insert a disk, the spin up is very erratic - which is fine, but then most but not all of the time it begins to make an abnormally loud sound. This sounds like something is interfering while it tries to spin the disk. It is a whirring/grinding sound. I have discovered today that in WindowsXP while it makes this sound it causes windows to hang temporarily. Also, it takes quite a while for it to fully recognize the disk and send that info to windows. I have built over 20 different PCs and used now about 6 different CD burners and this is no normal noise. It is very loud! And yet the dive still seems to work - I have burned one CD with the drive and it did work fine. But this can't be normal. Should I send it back before time runs out and whatever is going on makes the drive unusable? Suggesstions?