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Old 12-30-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
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controlling cd drive speed using hdparm


how can i control the cd drive speed using hparm. can i make it spin slower by any means.

i tried the -E option but it is reading in the same speed always
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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quote from man hdparm
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-E Set cdrom speed. This is NOT necessary for regular operation,
as the drive will automagically switch speeds on its own. But if you want to play with it, just supply a speed number after the option, usually a
number like 2 or 4.
adjusting cdrom speed is really NOT a good idea, it may not read data/ or play music CD's properly!!
any other opinions out there??
 
Old 02-10-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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I tried to install Slack 8.1 on an old Gateway box with an NEC 8x CD-ROM and the installer hung due to a hard drive error. When I rebooted the computer the CD-ROM drive ran much slower, and the only way I could get it to return to full speed was to unhook the drive from the computer and let it sit overnight to reset itself. If I try again and I get the same error, I'll attempt to use hdparm.
 
  


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