Nero DiscSpeed is described as ', previously Nero DriveSpeed, is a disc speed measurement and performance diagnostics tool. It reads the speed of a CD-ROM drive'. There are four alternatives to Nero DiscSpeed for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Opti Drive Control. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try CDSlow or DiscRotate.
Opti Drive Control Key features Support for CD, DVD and BD drives/media Read / write transfer rate Create test disc / verify function Detailed drive information Detailed disc information Disc quality tests: BLER, PI/PO, C1/C2, Jitter (*) FE / TE test (*) Erase /...
CDSlow is a program to control the speed of CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives. More precisely, to limit the maximum speed of the drive for reducing the noise, when it is not required to read the data very fast (for example, when listening a MP3 music).
Rimhill sets the maximum cd-rom speed to a specified level in your drive. This will prevent the annoying sound if a cd-rom is in your drive and also speed up access time if the drive is rarely used since the drive must only spin up to 8x instead of 48x.