I had purchased the NEC Optiarc 7170A for my HTPC, but it turned out to be a lot louder than I expected. I have a NEC 3550A and it's a lot quieter and my last resort would be to swap these drives since I can deal with a louder drive in my regular PC.
I was reading through the forums and found out about CD Bremse and Nero DriveSpeed, which allowed me to set the speed. However, neither of them seemed to slow down the spinning of the drive. Also I'm running this on Vista Ultimate, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
Is there anyway to slow the drive spinning? Either by a modified firmware or some other software?
Thanks in advance!