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DVD burning getting louder!


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Feb 8, 2005
'04 Toyota Sienna, crippled people like vans....
I bought a DVD burner a couple months ago and I've noticed in the last week that it's getting louder when reading, particularly when ripping music from a CD. Is this a bad sign?
No, the CDs spin at a much higher rate than the DVDs do. Bits are closer together on a DVD than a CD, that's why it sounds like a jet engine taking off when you burn a CD. :)
I think Cruzz is right: It sounds fine when reading or burning DVDs, but it gets much louder with CDs.
It could also be that the bearings in the motors are wearing out a little, but that shouldn't happen if it's fairly new.