The fan always has lot of noise. Which brand is better?
Do you have any recommendations for quiet internal drives? The quietest one I have owned was an Aopen 52x CD-ROM drive many years ago. At full speed you couldn't even hear it. I've since retired since DVD burners have come out and have tried LG, NEC, Pioneer, BenQ and Samsung and the LG seems to be the quietest out of the bunch, but is still far from quiet. I would definately consider getting something else if there was a better alternative.2) Optical drive - The biggest noise polluter in any system. Avoid Liteon and Benq like the plague. An external enclosure is your best bet as you can simply power on and off when you need the optical to be running.