I'm testing my niece's new computer, and its CD-Rom drive spins down too quickly - only after half a minute of inacitivity. One then has to wait for about 5 seconds for it to 'spin up' again when one wants to, say, move forward in a game, which is irritating in the long run.
The drive's documentation doesn't say anything about the topic. I've successfully used a program called Spindown on my own computer, but it doesn't seem to work on my niece's.
The CD-Rom drive is Creative's 24-speed IDE drive, connected to the secondary IDE controller.