|Developer name||Naiobrin Software|
|Size||Installation archive size is 278528 bytes|
|Operations systems||Installation of this software is supported on Windows NT / 2K / XP|
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.
Vibrations, noise and short spindown times plague most modern drives. For quickly transferring large chunks of data, this is an acceptable trade-off, but those who wish to stream audio and video from a disc are often left disappointed by poor performance and distracting noise.
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. Many also let you set the spindown time to a value higher than the default.
This makes the disc stay spinning and ready to access data for longer spans of time. Unfortunately, most CD-ROM drive vendors do not give you the programs you need to change these settings. That's where CD-ROM Tool comes in.
This is the current SPTI version. You don't need to install anything extra to to run this program!
Here are some key features of "CDROM Tool SPTI":
· 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.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· CD-ROM Tool now comes in two flavors: CD-ROM Tool ASPI requires an ASPI layer to communicate with the drives, and can be used in Windows NT/95/98/ME/2K/XP. CD-ROM Tool SPTI, which can only be used in an NT-based version of Windows such as 2K or XP, does not require ASPI or any other helper software to commmunicate with the drives; however, the SPTI version is still somewhat experimental.
· Gave the CD-ROM interface code a makeover.
· Fixed a bug in the Automatic Set portion of the program.
· Hopefully the ASPI drive detection code is finally 100% correct.
· Added speed verification to the "Send Drive Data" window to prevent bogus speeds from being reported.