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Thread: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

  1. #31
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    Re: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidj View Post
    My experience has been that most external drives are not very good. Besides accuracy problems, most are slow. When ripping to my laptop, I use an "internal" drive with an external SATA power supply and a SATA to USB converter. Works well.
    Does this mean that you are better off with a laptop that has an internal drive (preferably Bluray-capable?) rather than buying an external drive?

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    Re: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

    No, the built in internal laptop drives are, in most cases no better than the external ones. The good drives, in my experience, are the "internal" 5 1/4 full height desktop drives. Use them with a USB to SATA or IDE adapter as appropriate for that drive, and an external power supply with a USB port on your laptop. You don't need an external case, just treat the connectors on the back with reasonable care. Hunt around for used drives salvaged from desktop computers that have been retired. With an assortment of drives, you'll find which ones read damaged CDs the best.

    Unfortunately, the variety of DVD drives is rapidly shrinking. My (limited) experience with Bluray burning drives has been that they aren't particularly good at reading scratched or otherwise damaged CDs. I had better luck with DVD drives.

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    Re: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

    This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-BDR-X...1397602&sr=8-8

    I noticed that the original post lists a few Pioneer drives in the good drives category, but mine is a bluray and that worries me that it's not going to be good at reading damaged discs.

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    Re: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

    I'm considering buying a new DVD/CD Writer. Any idea when the 2020 list will be released please?

  5. #35

    Re: CD Drive Accuracy 2019

    Hi

    Wondered whether you can help. I have installed dbpoweramp on two PC's - one with a LG HL-DT-ST GH24NSD0 24 x DVDRW Internal DVD Burner which seems to have a good accuracy of 98% from your listings on a second machine I have a Liteon eBAU108-11 USB slimline external drive which dosent' appear on you lists. Is this because it not very good or not enough people have used it as a device.

    The only reason I asking is that when i RIP a CD on the GH24 I get no errors and I do get errors on a variable number of frames on the ebau108-11. The Liteon drive is brand new. Is this because it's less tolerant of problems (I suspect that there really is an issue on this CD as I had issues when I stuck it in the player in the car).

    Cheers

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