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Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a blu ray drive (I prefer a blu ray burner if you know of a good one). My main requirement is that it be quiet.

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This one's a pretty good deal. I have one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250
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How is the noise level compared to other drives you used in the past? The reviews didn't have a lot to say about how loud it is.
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If the drive speed is limited to 1x during playback just about any BD drive is quiet, including the little laptop drives.
Nero Drivespeed is one tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/Nero-DriveSpeed.shtml

AnyDVD can also do that.

Limiting the drive speed during a burn also does the same thing, I am not sure if it is useful to cap the speed of the drive during a write , just mentioning it for completeness.
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This Pioneer BDR2207 is definitely very quiet. It's what I use and for that reason

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Originally Posted by ivwshane View Post

Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a blu ray drive (I prefer a blu ray burner if you know of a good one). My main requirement is that it be quiet.
Thanks

It's tough to really find good info on the loudness of a drive

I have an older LG Blu Ray / HD-DVD combo drive, and it is inaudible when used in my Thermaltake Armor+ full tower and secured with screws and anti-vibration grommets. It is a little noisy when I just slide it in the case and use the built in 5.25 "easy-latch" method to secure the drive. It is VERY noisy if I slide it into my nMediaPC 5000 case without securing it

Point being, lot's of hard drive and optical drive noise can be from the case. The case may amplify any vibrations from the drives while they are spinning (case resonance)

Lian Li cases are the worst for resonance

Lots of quiet PC enthusiasts bash components, because of the environment they put them into as opposed to the actual sound level the component produces.

Great resource http://www.silentpcreview.com/
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