|Originally posted by pomidor|
Pioneer has a utility that can slow down their DVD drives. I have the Pioneer 106S, a slot-loading DVD drive and have permanently set the drive to stay in "quiet mode." During DVD playback it is near-inaudible when putting you ear close to the drive. Makes me wish I bought another 106S rather than my Lite-on.
Anyway, you can get the utility direct from Pioneer's website.