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dvd options for shuttle

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Apatche64, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    hi guys,

    i've got a shuttle SN85G4 V1.

    i'm just wondering what dvd drive to go for that will allow the best air flow and will be as noiseless as possible?

    my current dvd drive decided it doesn't like cd's any more :(

    best value for money please guys:)

    thankyou very much for any help you can give me:)
     
  2. nade

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,290

    I recently bought a Pioneer DVR-111BK, and was plesantly suprised to find it was shorter than my old drive which i was replacing from my shuttle! So that must be helping with airflow at the back ;)

    As for quiet, I've got another Pioneer in my main rig which seems fairly quiet, but to be honest with my raptor running in the background i ain't sure if it's really quiet.

    I think as long as the cables at the rear of your drive are as tidy as you can make them then that in itself should help with airflow :)
     
  3. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    ive got one of the latest LG drives in my SN85G4V3, its alot shorter than the older version i had and quieter, though no idea how it compares to other makes for noise as ive only ever had LG's
     
  4. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    any idea which model mate .. is it really quiet then?
     
  5. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    i think its the LG GSA-H10NBAL, or theone before it (it was an OEM drive as far as i know), my friends bought it me for my bday in june so unless theres been a new one out since, think this is the one i have

    tbh i dont notice it spin up, mainly cos i got music on or films on or somethin but still, its only loud when it spins up anyway so i wouldnt be too bothered how loud it was cos its not on half the time
     
    Last edited: 14 Aug 2006
  6. superfly

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 256

    i have purchased an external one for my sn25p, and an external floppy that sit up on my desk for easy access, you can pick the LG dvdrw one up for £25 if you look around.

    That has really reduced temps because i was able to then remove the drive cradle thing, and just have the 2 hdds at the top of the case, but maybe defeats the idea of sff depending on what you are looking for
     
  7. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    just perchased a LG GSA-H10NBAL drive ...

    having a few problems though , doesn't wanna write dvd-r's?

    in nero it just shows options as dvd cd/rw ... not dvd/rw .. it also calls it a dvd ram drive...

    have you had this problem?
     
  8. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    it is a dvd-ram drive cos it supports dvd-ram disks :)

    i havnt had any problems with nero?? what version are you using??
     
  9. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    NERO VERSION 6 ...

    i know it is a dvd ram player, just dont know why it's not burning dvd's .. very strange...

    have you found any firmware updates for it?

    does yours show dvdrw in nero? mine only says dvd.
     
  10. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    tbh i havnt noticed any of them in nero (version 7). i usually just open nero burning rom, and just select whether im makin a cd or dvd.

    for m last LG dvd-rw i found an update but havnt looked for this one???
     
  11. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    sorted it, updated both the firmware and nero to 6.6 and it's working, nice and fast too:)