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 Post subject: Slimline CD Drives
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:51 pm 
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I've been lurking here for the last week and spending a considerable amount of time reading the reviews. It's an excellent site. After all that reading, I have decided to go down the fanless route. If I built a quiet fan cooled system and the noise still bugged me I wouldn't be happy! Most of the work (web, mail, SSH) I do doesn't require a huge amount of processing power. Using a 1Ghz VIA CPU/motherboard seems like a good option for me as I wouldn't be happy trying to passively cool a bigger CPU.

Here is my current hardware shopping list..

Scythe E-Otonashi EPIA M Case Black £109.00
EPIA MII 10000 1Ghz Motherboard £115.00
Samsung MP0402H 40GB 2.5" HDD £52.00
Crucial 512MB DDR PC2100 CAS2.5 £49.95
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound £5.75

...but something is missing. I've been looking around and can't find any reviews or comments on quiet slimline CD drives. Does anyone know of a quiet slimline cd drive? Any advice on the drive issue or the above spec would be appreciated. Thanks.


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The TEAC slimline DVD drive in my HUSH mini-ITX PC is quieter than any of the other (ful size) optical drives I own or have used recently.

I have never heard a slimline optical drive that was loud. That is probably the reason you can't find any info on it.

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I have a Panasonic CW-8123-B (~$80 at NewEgg) that is considerably quieter than my old Pioneer 6X drive. It never bothers me, whereas the Pioneer sure did.

It also happens to be slot-loading, which I really like.


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