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How can I reduce the read speed of a Liteon DVD drive under Windows 7? The aim is to reduce the level of noise generated by an wasteful high-speed as it's used in an HTPC environment.

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Toshiba CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer –  user76916 Apr 16 '11 at 21:46

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There are many utilities out there to do this. The trick is finding one that works with your drive. :)

Here's a list of such utilities.

I've personally had success with the second one on the list (CD Bremse, aka "CD Brake" in English).

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CD Bremse works perfectly, thanks –  McBainUK May 3 '10 at 9:12
    
It seems to forget the settings after a reboot...? –  McBainUK May 7 '10 at 11:45

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