Originally posted by Stoner
What difference does that make when the point of inserting a disc into the drive is to access it. Even if I turn off auto notification, resulting in the disc in idle state upon insertion, it'll still spin up and make noises when it's time to access the content. Besides, I for one wants to see the title lable for the disc when I put it in.
Do you want the disc to also be accessed every time you open a My Computer or Explorer window, or anything that catalogues all drives in the system? If so, that's your choice.
Personally, I'd rather do without the disc label (as I tend to know what disc I'm putting in the drive anyway) and disable AIN so that the drive doesn't spin up at times and slow down the system when I have no need for it to. And in any case, the drive would then not be to blame for the excessive spin-up you mentioned before, AIN would, which would mean that you'd have this issue no matter which CD/DVD drive you use in your system, as long as AIN is enabled.
Running DVDIdle might help, I'd guess it's worth a try.