CD/DVD drive too noisy

April 2018

CD/DVD drives can become too noisy due to errors or because of the hardware, in this case, the CD-ROM drive. Alternatively, the CD/DVD may be damaged or scratched which can cause a lot of noise too. Some advanced CD writers that burn CDs at high speed may also cause the CD-ROM drive to become too noisy during the burning process. This can be rectified quite simply by reducing the burning speed of the CD-ROM drive. This can be done through the CD writer software or through specialized software like the Nero Drive Speed Software. It is possible to download Nero Drive Speed Software for free from the internet.

If your drive has been making too much noise lately while reading a CD that has just been inserted in the drive,and even shakes your CPU at times, it might be due to a hardware malfunction or because the CDs that you have inserted are not recognized by the drive due to some scratches.

However, some advanced CD writers have this problem because they burn CDs very quickly. Hence, the noise becomes quite loud. There are two simple ways to solve this issue:

Solution 1: Reduce the speed of the burning process.

Depending on the burning software that you have installed on your computer, you can set the speed below 52x. I would advise older computers to use a writing speed of 20x-40x to avoid any problems while burning your CDs.

Solution 2: Download Nero Drive Speed.

You can also choose to download the Nero Drive Speed software that can handle this issue for you.

Download Link:

Hence, after downloading and installing the software properly, choose the reading speed of your drive by selecting Silent mode from the given list.

Note that

(Freeware, not to be confused with CD-DVD Speed and Speed).
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Published by jad05. Latest update on March 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM by Virginia Parsons.
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