Recently I've acquired an Optiarc AD-7260S DVD-Writer without doing any research.
The problem is that this unit is noisy when there's a DVD inside, even when it doesn't read it( I don't know how to call it precisely, so I'd say "the idle period" before the spin down).
I also have an IDE Optiarc AD-7203A unit, and this one makes less noise in that "the idle period".
I've tried Nero DriveSpeed to calm the drive, but I couldn't set any other speed, because it was stuck on 16x(although in that "idle period" it isn't spinning at 16x). I've also tried CD Bremse and I got the same result. BTW, my OS is Win7 x64.
This flaw made me realise that I should choose a DVD-writer wisely, since I use to burn DVDs frequently.
My questions are:
1) Is there anything that I could do to this drive, in order to set it's reading speeds?
2) are there better writing DVD-writers?[ I use to write Verbatim DVD+R discs at 4x-8x speeds. ] If there are, I'd return this one in the following days.