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Thread: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016

  1. #31

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: PX-230A computation

    I wanted to post. It's Christmas Eve, and for myself for Christmas , I picked up a Lite-On iHAS124-03 W revision WU, and an Vantec enclosure. Got everything together and connected to my Win XP rip PC, in like 15 min. The drive is a lot quieter than the 2 Plextor PX-W4824TU's that have been my workhorses over the last 5 or so years. That Plextor is not the 230, but prices are rising even for that one. The Lite-On/Vantec combo cost less than $60. Have always been nervous about not being able to get Plextors as they get older and pricier, so I should be really set for the foreseeable future now. :-D

  2. #32

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: PX-230A computation

    Hello,

    I want to get a good drive for ripping my old CDs into FLACs. I'm new to the issue. My current rig doesn't have any drive at all because I think it's useless besides anything but ripping audio. So I didn't get any random drive while builing my PC. Now I want one with good accuracy. I live outside North America/EU so my options are much more limited in terms of what I can find over here. I found a model called Pioneer BDR-209EBK brand new for about 53USD. Is this a good model? Does anyone have this and can say anything about its accuracy? Thank you.

  3. #33

    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Sorry but I still confused :(

    Please really please anyone can JUST give a link to buy the best one? ebay, amazon link? Totally lost with too links, too variations...

    I'm a mac computer user with a macbook pro and want rip my cds with XLD. I need buy a external drive and buy an enclosure, by the way what's the best enclosure to buy USB 3 or something?

    thanks!!!
    Last edited by Spoon; 02-02-2017 at 04:21 AM.

  4. #34

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Hi. Could anyone please recommend an accurate drive for ripping CDs? My Windows machine is nearly ten years old and seems wobbly. I have an iMac, too, but I have noticed that ripping with an external SuperDrive often takes many times longer than ripping with my ancient Windows computer, so I wonder whether there is something wrong with it. I also have an external Blu-Ray reader/writer for the Mac.

    I suppose I could replace the Windows computer, but what DVD drive or CD drive (if someone still makes those) should I buy for it? I get the sense that the obsolete drives rip most accurately, but does no one currently make a drive that can accurately extract the zeros and ones from an audio CD?

    Thanks for any help.

  5. #35
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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalLA View Post
    Hi. Could anyone please recommend an accurate drive for ripping CDs? My Windows machine is nearly ten years old and seems wobbly. I have an iMac, too, but I have noticed that ripping with an external SuperDrive often takes many times longer than ripping with my ancient Windows computer, so I wonder whether there is something wrong with it. I also have an external Blu-Ray reader/writer for the Mac.

    I suppose I could replace the Windows computer, but what DVD drive or CD drive (if someone still makes those) should I buy for it? I get the sense that the obsolete drives rip most accurately, but does no one currently make a drive that can accurately extract the zeros and ones from an audio CD?

    Thanks for any help.
    A couple of friends are getting good results from the Lite-On iHAS 124-14. Still seem to be readily available from a well known auction site!

  6. #36

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    I have a HP Envy laptop running win 7 with no cd drive. These are the items I am looking at to rip my cd's. EAC to rip said CD's.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lite-Internal...00ERJXTE4?th=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-53...+3.0+enclosure

    Are these the only items I need to get started? I'm not a audiophile or anything. I just like clean music. I can tell a difference between FLAC and itunes garbage. I also will not be buying FLAC from Tidal (overpriced).

  7. #37

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Quote Originally Posted by HST View Post
    I have a HP Envy laptop running win 7 with no cd drive. These are the items I am looking at to rip my cd's. EAC to rip said CD's.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lite-Internal...00ERJXTE4?th=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-53...+3.0+enclosure

    Are these the only items I need to get started? I'm not a audiophile or anything. I just like clean music. I can tell a difference between FLAC and itunes garbage. I also will not be buying FLAC from Tidal (overpriced).


    I don't see a edit button.

    I need to mention that I have a Macbook Pro 2015. Can I convert FLAC TO ALAC without losing quality? Or could I use that setup mentioned above on osx?

  8. #38
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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Quote Originally Posted by HST View Post
    I have a HP Envy laptop running win 7 with no cd drive. These are the items I am looking at to rip my cd's. EAC to rip said CD's.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lite-Internal...00ERJXTE4?th=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-53...+3.0+enclosure

    Are these the only items I need to get started? I'm not a audiophile or anything. I just like clean music. I can tell a difference between FLAC and itunes garbage. I also will not be buying FLAC from Tidal (overpriced).
    Yes, that is all you need. The Vantec appears to be a very well designed, neat solution.

  9. #39

    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    now I need extract blu ray movies to mkv and music cds too, so the idea of just ONE drive to do all works sounds great, so I go to the SECOND on the list:
    Drive: PIONEER - BD-RW BDR-S08
    anyone know how identify that model to buy it? any ready to use external? https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/P...omputer+Drives
    I'm on mac.

  10. #40

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    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Double question:
    - In general, is it better to use an ATAPI drive over a SATA? Or it depends on the models?
    - (same question about a specific model) Is it better to use Plextor PX760SA (SATA) or PX760A (ATAPI)
    Thank you.

  11. #41

    Re: CD/DVD Drive Accuracy List 2016: C2 capability

    Is there a list of the most accurate/secure outboard USB drives in 2017/2018 somewhere, or can anybody make any recommendations?

    I'm currently using two LG GP65NB60 with my MacBook Pro, and they've been doing a decent job so far, but I've had some trouble getting secure rips lately and I'm looking for a good backup USB drive for problem discs.

    Thanks!

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