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Noisier drive, but how often do you want to use a DVD drive anyway these days?,
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This review is from: Pioneer DVR-221LBK 24x SATA DVD/CD Burner with Label Flash (Accessory)
Many drives these days run pretty quietly, but this comes at the cost of performance. This drive spins up to full speed in useful scenarios (so say installing software from disc is quicker), yet is still as quiet as the others when doing something low-speed such as DVD playback. I've bought at least ten of this model of drive so far, no problems with disc types or failures.