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    New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    Hi all,

    Just took delivery of an ASUS TurboDrive BW-16D1H-U external USB 3 drive for my ripping needs. I have a few queries I was wondering if you could help me with:

    1. dBpa could not locate the drive in Accurate Rip offset database when inserting a disc (which was in the db) - Is it "safe" to rely on the list here http://www.accuraterip.com/driveoffsets.htm? Only two people have submitted a value of +6 - how do I know this is correct?

    2. Even if I had entered the "wrong" offset - let's say + 5 rather than +6. What would that do to my rips?

    3. The drive supports C2 but I have to tick the C2 pointers over USB for it to work - is that common? If I do not tick the USB option it will not rip properly simply creating 4kb files.

    4. Re C2 vs AccurateRip - could I safely rip in burst mode instead of secure mode and rely on this rip AS LONG AS it is an accurate rip?

    Thanks all!

    Nubben

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    Re: New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    To use the drive with accuraterip you have to keep feeding discs until it configures, you cannot manually configure.

    You would have to create a test scratched CD to test that c2 works. AccurateRip can work without c2 pointers for secure mode, no need to use burst.

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    Re: New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    Thanks Spoon.

    However it allowed me to add a number manually - in this case +6 which I did. There is no way for me now to undo this - or is there? As soon as I insert a CD it shows +6 as the offset but it has not configured it automatically like I have seen on other drives using the same discs.

    I know in some previous versions of dBpa you could in fact re-set the offset but no longer it seems?

    I'm on a Mac - can I do this by deleting a file or anything (similar to the Win registry)?
    Last edited by Nubben; 08-25-2019 at 06:37 PM.

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    Re: New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    Ah yes on the mac you can set the offset.

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    Re: New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    1. So if I would like to re-set the value I would have to completely delete dBpa and its settings and start over?

    2. The drive was identified successfully but in dBpoweramp 15.1 (needed three key discs) in Windows 7 with a sample rate offset of +667 and not +6 as in the drive list - how can that be? I keep feeding discs on the Mac to no avail. Does this mean this drive is not a "good" drive?

    3. I also created an EAC Offset CD in Win to manually verify it and it too cam euphorias with +667.


    Just want to make sure this drive is actually a good purchase or not - I am sure I don't fully understand the sample offset fully - but +667 samples seems like a lot. I need to know the drive is accurate.
    Last edited by Nubben; 08-26-2019 at 08:19 AM.

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    Re: New drive - have a few questions - please help!

    On the mac it will only use the value in the online database. You should submit your drive on Windows and it will be excluded from the database, this will not help you on the mac though as no offset will be used.

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