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Windows 7: SATA DVD Drive

10 Jul 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
SATA DVD Drive

I have always had IDE DVD drives. This weekend I got a SATA DVD drive. Tonight I burned a DVD for the first time. The drive made this high pitched sound. It would come and go as the disk burned. The disk burned OK. Is the high pitched sound something that is part of a SATA drive or have I got a problem with mine? Thanks,


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10 Jul 2012   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have both an IDE DVD R/W and a SATA DVD R/W in my PC and haven't noticed any difference in the noise level when burning CDs or DVDs in either of them. Both of my DVD drives are HPs, so it may be different with your model.
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10 Jul 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a dvd, cd and blueray and none of them make noises when used for anything. Going by that the noise is not normal IMO.
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11 Jul 2012   #4
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

I have, installed across 8 computers, 5 DVD drives, and 4 Blu-ray drives.

I have found that the cheaper the drive the more noise it produces. The LiteON drives produce more noise than the LG which in turn produces more noise than the Pioneers.

I've also noticed, that when there are problems reading disks (such as dirty ones), the drives have a tendency to make a little more noise.

But that may be just my experience.
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11 Jul 2012   #5
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

My built in DVD/CD combo drive only makes loud, stuttery, whiny noises when first seeking a newly inserted disk...

These noises eventually dissolve into a steady purr/hum once the disc is detected in Windows...
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11 Jul 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Since I posted my message, I burned another disk. Everything went fine. I guess I was just a bit "panicy". Thanks for all of your comments.
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11 Jul 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The noise could be due to one of two things. Either a bad disc, or off-centered....or the drive itself isn't securely fastened into your case. Given that a later disc worked fine, I am going with the disc suggestion. Occasionally, you'll come across a disc that isn't manufacturered 100% correct.
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11 Jul 2012   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The noise could be due to one of two things. Either a bad disc, or off-centered....or the drive itself isn't securely fastened into your case. Given that a later disc worked fine, I am going with the disc suggestion. Occasionally, you'll come across a disc that isn't manufacturered 100% correct.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will check to see if the drive has a screw in the bay.
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