How do I slow down my CD drive so it's quieter?
February 22, 2004 12:16 PM   Subscribe

My 48x CD-R drive is *really loud*. Is there any way to slow it down for basic tasks like audio CD playback? Googling finds me some brand-specific "control panel" apps, but this is a no-name model. Is there a generic utility out there?
posted by Aaorn to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I am not aware of any generic utility, I do not think such a thing is even possible with generic Windows ATAPI drivers. However this is usually caused by the drive's vibrations, rattling against something inside the case. You might want to check that ou.
posted by ac at 1:34 PM on February 22, 2004

If you're using Windows (unfrotunately, you don't say; this is critical to your question, people!) try Nero Drivespeed, downloadable from all over the place.
posted by majick at 1:48 PM on February 22, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks Majick, that's just the thing.
posted by Aaorn at 3:00 PM on February 22, 2004

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