Getting a DVD-ROM to spin slower

  Maiden. 10:34 04 Jun 2008


I have a Samsung SATA DVD-ROM drive in my PC. It's pretty good but is a little on the noisy side when spinning games DVD's (not so bad with CD's).

My previous drive had a control on the front to regulate the speed of the drive but this one doesn't. As I'm not too bothered about how long info transfer takes but am VERY bothered by any PC noise, is there any way I can configure the drive to spin slower for DVD's?

Running Vista on a Compaq rig.

Many thanks in advance

  johnnyrocker 10:34 04 Jun 2008

fit new drive?


  Maiden. 10:49 04 Jun 2008

This is one that replaced the stock (even noisier !) one !

Suppose it begs the question, is anyone aware of a quiet SATA DVD drive?


  I am Spartacus 10:51 04 Jun 2008

Samsung MagicSpeed seems to only work with CDs click here

Don't get an Optiarc AD-7201S, very noisy in use.

  Pine Man 10:53 04 Jun 2008

Try this click here

  I am Spartacus 11:03 04 Jun 2008

Very impressive Pine Man:-)

  Maiden. 11:24 04 Jun 2008

Agree - looks exactly what I'm after. I'll give it a bash this evening and see how it goes.

Thanks all for the usual speedy answers !

  pj123 11:59 04 Jun 2008

Just checked my Nero Ver6 and there it is! Nero Drive Speed along with Nero CD-DVD Speed, in the Nero Toolkit drop down menu.

  Stuartli 13:11 04 Jun 2008

Nero 6's SmartStart (Extras section) includes a Control Drive Speed facility and the means to test a drive's performance.

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