Reduce CD-ROM SpeedTech linux
Have you ever asked yourself why your DVD Player is much more quiet than the CD-ROM drive in your PC? It’s because playing audio/video just needs a reduced reading performance which calms down your drive a lot.
In Linux you have two possibilities:
Eject can read out and set all possible speeds for your drive: To read
it out use
eject -X(capital X!)
Set your desired speed variable with
eject -x n
where n is a number like 2,4,8 or so on.
For hdparm you just type
hdparm -En /dev/cdrom
where n is the desired speed like 2,4,8 and so on and /dev/cdrom is the
Of course the speed must be set before playing a medium ;)