How do I limit CD/DVD spinup?

When I go into ‘My Computer’, XP spins up the disc to initialize the Discs’ TOC and Icon etc…

The spin sound can get irritating since it seems to spin up at full speed, and keeps on spinning for a minute or so.

Is there a way to:

  1. Force the drive to spin up at a slower speed (say 4x)
  2. Decrease the time it takes for the drive to stop spinning after it has finished reading the disc (say 5 seconds)
  3. Configure XP to keep the whole TOC in memory (XP seems to forget whats on the disc after a while)

Drive is an LG GSA-4163B on XP SP2


nero drivespeed for one of them

Found the Spin Down Time option in DriveSpeed - which should do the trick, thanks :slight_smile:

Nope - doesnt work :frowning:

It still spins for 2minutes …
(Im using DriveSpeed 3.00, the LG drive has A105)

But when I press the “stop” icon in DriveSpeed, it stops the drive.

It works great on my other DVD drive, which is a LiteOn SOHW-812S

Why doesnt the Spin Down Time work on the LG GSA-4163B?


… because it’s LG :confused: I made that mistake also.