Loud Macbook Optical Drive

Posted by: BigO

Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 04/21/08 09:22 AM

I just bought a new Macbook. The 12" Powerbook that it's replacing had a very loud optical drive (no, that's not why I replaced it) especially when inserting or ejecting a disk.

I'm disappointed that the Macbook has an even LOUDER drive than the Powerbook! I'm pretty sure that it isn't a faulty drive, but just how these drives normally operate. Does anyone know if there is a compatible replacement drive on the market that will operate more quietly?

--O
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 04/21/08 10:11 AM

check fastmac, they have some replacement drives...
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 04/21/08 10:13 AM

http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?cPath=10_2_33&products_id=336
Posted by: flippy10

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 04/21/08 03:09 PM

Yeah, I noticed this as well with my Macbook. At first I honestly though the thing was broken, I'd never heard any laptop since floppy days make that loud of a noise.
My cards have always been with MCE, I've used their Superdrives in two of my Macs already and was very satisfied.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 04/22/08 10:57 AM

[censored] UJ-857, the other is an LG-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N or similar.
They vary alot in terms of noise. Even identical units. Its a bit hit or miss.
Posted by: johnodd4

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive - 08/30/08 02:47 AM

you want a laugh on loud drives check this out from a powerbook g3 pismo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXPuvwLLFWE