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Thread: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

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    External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    Hi all - Sorry if this is a silly question. But Iíve realized that my desk surface where I have my CD drive is very slightly slanted. I only noticed this recently when the drive actually slid a few inches during the course of ripping a CD. I still got an Accurate rip. And such sliding of the CD drive doesnít usually occur to this extent, which is why I hadnít noticed it before i had already ripped a couple of hundred CDs.

    Can I assume:

    1) As long as I got an accurate rip that itís fine the way it is?
    2) Is it even an issue to worry about finding a surface where there is absolutely no movement or sliding at all? Or is getting an Accurate rip really all that matters? (I assume that the drive would have given me some kind of ďreadĒ error if there was an issue.)

    Thanks,
    Jeff

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    1. Yes, that is all that matters
    2. Correct, AR all that matters. I have drives that are sitting at angles, propped partially on a magazine (not flat), etc. never has been an issue.
    Last edited by garym; 11-24-2019 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    Thank you so much for the reply, Gary. Just curious: Do you see your CD ROM drives sometimes moving or sliding a little when ripping a CD?

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    They can do when the CD inside is slightly off balance.

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    Yes

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffr View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply, Gary. Just curious: Do you see your CD ROM drives sometimes moving or sliding a little when ripping a CD?
    Yes

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    Re: External CD Drive: Importance of flat surface during rip?

    Thank you, Spoon.

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