Which one is quieter?


I am looking for a quiet good quality DVD reader/burner. I will mostly burn DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R and CD-RW media. 8X DVD-R, 6x DVD-RW and 16x CD-R/RW burning speeds are enough for me. I do not think I will use DVD-RAM or lightscribe/labelflash.

I was thinking BenQ first, but then after some research, it seemed to be loud. I narrowed down to Pioneer DVR-111 and LG GSA-4167B. I do not like to use any software to slow down the DVD. Which one do you think is quieter? I have Pioneer DVR-103 which has a pitchy sound. I am looking for something slightly quieter than this.

In the meantime, I do not need the latest fastest burners. If you know any quiet good quality reader/burner at 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-RW, 16x CD-R/RW speeds, I would appreciate if you could let me know. That might be cheaper too.


LG is the silent one to choose. And has the best quality for -R media among the drives you mentioned.

The Benqs have quality issues with DL and RW media mostly.

OK, I have so many Pioneers. I am inclined to try another brand.