"Tool for the testing and control of CD-ROM and DVD drives."
If you are looking to get the maximum out of your disc drive, then try Nero CD-DVD Speed. As you should be able to work out from its name, Nero CD-DVD Speed is a tool for the testing and control of CD-ROM and DVD drives.
The Nero CD-DVD Speed tests include: transfer ratio, search timings, CPU use, burn ratio, DAE quality and much more. It can improve CD/DVD/BD reading reliability, lower read noise, and extend your disc drive lifetime. This is done by lowering the data transfer rates with Nero Disc Speed, which in turn lowers the disk rotation speed, lowers noise levels, and so extends the lifetime of your drive. Lower disc rotation speeds also mean a higher proportion of discs will be read, even those that are slightly damaged.
Nero CD-DVD Speed also includes an option to test the quality of data recorded on a CD. You can even lock, unlock, eject, and load the disc drive's tray.This testing program is very easy to download, install and then use, through its friendly and intuitive user interface. You don't need any technical experience at all to get the most out of it.