ASUS CRW-5232A4 - can you limit read speed?

This is probably not a question you hear much around here, but is it possible (via hardware/bios/software) to limit the read-speed of a CDRW?
I’ve just had to replace my trusty old 32x, have absolutely no need to read anything faster than that, hate the noise of fast CDRW’s and have seen no fewer than four instances of CD’s shattering in 48/52 speed drives (no, they weren’t cheap CDs and one was an MS WIndows original).

The drive is an ASUS CRW-5232A4


Nero drivespeed

Now I just have to verify that it will still work on reboot without having to have it hog my system tray.