A few years ago, CD-ROM drives were slow, and everyone was looking for a way to speed them up; now, they are excessively fast, and it's causing some problems. Noise, vibrations, and short spin-down times plague most modern drives. For quickly transferring large chunks of data, this is an acceptable trade-off. With many drives, it is possible to set the read speed to a value lower than the maximum speed. This makes the disc spin slower, reducing mechanical noise. This project is experimental, and may still contain some bugs.
Reduce drive noise when listening to MP3s or videos burned onto CDs.
Reduce drive noise and prevent the drive from spinning down when playing games off of CDs.
Get rid of stutters when playing DVDs by adjusting spindown time.
Increase a drive's reading accuracy by slowing down the read speed. The faster the disc spins, the greater the chance of data being read incorrectly. This is an especially important factor when reading scratched discs or CDRs that have poor reflectivity.
Lock their drives to keep unwelcome hands from ejecting the drive.