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.

  • Toshiba CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
    – user76916
    Apr 16, 2011 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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