On the forums reccomendation i bought a Pioneer to my new computer.
The computer ive built is an audio workstation, and is built with low noise performance in mind. I want to clearly hear the music, and not the insides of the computer.
Even though i did hand pick everything for my computer with low noise in mind, i didnt bother regarding the DVD-writer. I figured that all drives are more or less noisy, but that it would not be a problem since that is only the cause when they are actually reading from a disc.
And seldom do you use the discdrive at the same time you are recording something in audio software/sequensers.
So, i went for a the Pioneer DVR-111DBK since it had great reputation here.
But here is the problem... My Pioneer DVR-111DBK is producing a constant noise even when its not reading from a disc!!!
As soon as i put a disc in, dvd or cd, it spins up then goes down, and back to idle. But not quiet. It produces small rapid click sounds, and i can just let it sit there click for itself hours in windows, it doesnt stop.
This is incredibly annoying to me when ive spent 1000$ on quiet parts, case and fans. The DVD-drive producing the loudest noise of my computer even though its not actually doing anything!!!
Could anyone tell me if this should be the case? Take a close listen with the ear right besides your Pioneer 111 while a disc is inserted and not spinning... Does it create these noises??
Ive owned NEC and Liteon burners before, and though they have all been noisy, it has been when actually reading from the disc, not just sitting in the case.
Please tell me there is something wrong with my unit...