Hi everyone, new here but looking for help…
Iâ€™m sure this must have been covered already but here goes…
I want to reduce the read speed of my DVD drive (NEC ND3520A firmware 1.04).
Iâ€™ve been trying Nero DriveSpeed and this works sort of OK for CDs (I seem to have to stop and restart it each time I insert a new disc). However, it doesnâ€™t work for DVDs which run at full speed (noisy). The annoying thing is that DriveSpeed seems to recognise that a DVD has been inserted (the speed options change from 1 to 48x to just 1x and 5x).
The main reason is Iâ€™ve just treated myself to the 10th Anniversary DVD edition of the Myst trilogy and itâ€™s driving me nuts that the drive spins up to full speed each time I try to move, then spins down after 30 seconds. I have used DriveSpeed with other CD based games (with this drive) and it seems to work fine.
Playing back DVD movies is fine so I donâ€™t believe the drive is faulty.
Is it simply that the drive wonâ€™t support speed reduction?
I canâ€™t find any other utilities which would do anything similar.
Running W98SE on AMD Sempron 2600 with 256 MB.
Help? Please? (even if itâ€™s only that it canâ€™t be done)