GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
DVD Movies Stop-Start
If watching a DVD is not such a smooth experience (minor stop/start every few seconds) then chances are that you could do a bit of tuning of your IDE parameters with https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default§ion=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=hdparmhdparm. See Section 19.4.2 for details.