Slow down CDROM drive

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Sep 3 10:42:58 UTC 2008

2008/9/3 Neil <hok.krat at>:
> Hi
> prolly a nuked bearing. You will not be able to fix this. A lower
> speed will decrease the problem and decrease the wear on the drive,
> but the drive will degrade fast.

Exactly my thoughts. I want to save the drive for installs, but with a
lower speed setting.

> A laptop drive seems to be expensive, maybe an external disk is
> cheaper (and you'll have an enclosure to connect a 3.5 inch disk for
> rescue or backup)

I will try to connect an IDE CDROM drive to a USB adaptor for purposes
other than install. Good idea, thanks.

> Hope you'll be able to fix this

I won't be able to, but I am looking for a workaround!

Dotan Cohen


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