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    Noisy DVD Drive

    I have a sony sata DVD writer (not sure which model) but when I play movies in which ever program it spins at full speed and sounds like a jumbo jet! Is there any way of making it spin at 1x or at least quieter. OS is Vista home premium.

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    Re: Noisy DVD Drive

    Try to find your model here: The Firmware Page :: Index
    (or somewhere in the forums there)

    I think you can install modified firmware to slow down spin speed

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    Re: Noisy DVD Drive

    AnyDVD also does this
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Noisy DVD Drive

    Could be a faulty drive... I bought a brand new DVD writer and it sounded exactly like you described - a jumbo jet - when it span quickly. For example, when windows boots it checks to see whats in each drive and it would make such a racket at that point! Anyway, I sent it back and got ANOTHER faulty one, same problem. So I got that one replaced and this one is silent in comparison.

    As a rule of thumb, if it sounds loud but "deep" then it's probably borked. If its loud and "high" (like a hair dryer) then its just the normal spinning noise so try what's been said above.

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