The demand for the laptop computer has been increased day by day and most of users ask quiet computer and devices to work in comfortable environment. One of the devices which generate acoustic noise is an external ODD. Unlike the internal ODD, the external ODD is easy to emit noise because it runs outside of the computer and also it is packed with a thin plastic covers. As the disk rotates, vortex flow is generated inside of the cavity due to various and complicated mold parts of the cover. In addition, there is a gap between the disk tray and the upper/lower cases, through which the air flows as well as the noise leaks. In this study, we have proposed how to reduce the acoustic noise of an external ODD using numerical and experimental analysis. The pressure fluctuations and turbulent kinetic energy distributions are calculated for the developed model. The results show that the sound pressure level is reduced by 2.3dB through simple modifications of ribs of the top cover, which remove or suppress flow instabilities inside of the cavity.