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My laptop's optical drive (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A) is quite loud when reading a disk. For my purpose I don't need reading at full speed, and 8-16x would be more than enough (1-4x would do as well). Could you please suggest free software which would allow me to slow down the drive when needed?

What I tried:

  • MagicSpeed from Samsung - doesn't work, needs Samsung drive
  • Nero DriveSpeed from Nero 9 -- works, but only 30-day trial
  • OptiDriveControl - works, but only 30-day trial

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This page has quite a number of tools you can use:

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=26740

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  • Can you please add some explanation and links here? That would be much more useful.
    – slhck
    Commented Oct 9, 2011 at 15:28

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