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Alright I am looking for a good optical drive for ripping a TON of CDs using EAC (Exact Audio Copy). I currently have a off brand cheap Drive out of my mom's old PC. Should I just go out and buy the most expensive drive I can find or should I look for certain things (specifications) about the drive then go from there? Any help would would be great! If you have any other software recommendations other than EAC let me know too.

ALSO If this was already answered somewhere please send me the link.
    
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An optical drive is an optical drive is an optical drive. Pick one. They all do the same thing.....read and write discs.

I personally prefer Samsung drives, but that's just me.
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I have ripped about 100+ CDs with my 2 Samsung SH223B drives. Neither drive has shown any sign of stopping. Samsung and Plextor make some of the fastest/durable drives IMO.

Here are a few guides for EAC

Guide 1

Guide 2
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An optical drive is an optical drive is an optical drive. Pick one. They all do the same thing.....read and write discs.

I personally prefer Samsung drives, but that's just me.
Eh, some of them have different features with regards to lossless ripping.

OP, any optical drive you get will most likely work for ripping lossless.
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I have ripped about 100+ CDs with my 2 Samsung SH223B drives. Neither drive has shown any sign of stopping. Samsung and Plextor make some of the fastest/durable drives IMO.

Here are a few guides for EAC

Guide 1

Guide 2
Guide 3
Thank you! The guides are GREAT! So this drive will be perfect?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151222
    
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Thank you! The guides are GREAT! So this drive will be perfect?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151222
Don't just buy it cause it's expensive.

If you need the bluray sure. keep in mind it only reads bluray and doesn't burn it, you can get bluray readers for cheaper......you are almost hitting the price point of a bluray burner.
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I have to agree with luvsan. A Blu-ray reading drive is an expensive way to rip CD's, with no added benefit over a cheap $20 DVD burner.

EAC is the best bet, and will let you know if your rips are perfect. There are other EAC guides if you want to do a more involved setup of EAC. You can google.
Edited by denydog - 1/9/11 at 1:32am
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If the drive is functioning properly then you will simply read all the data correctly. It's just data recorded on the disk, not sound. So you either are reading with precicion (all data is read correctly; data is usable), or not. There will be no such thing as quality difference for example.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
An optical drive is an optical drive is an optical drive. Pick one. They all do the same thing.....read and write discs.

I personally prefer Samsung drives, but that's just me.
Not really. When it comes to burning lossless without any errors, certain optical drives are much better than others. Audiophiles are pretty picky about optical drives. I don't know if the OP is using EAC or not, but I would suggest heading over to head-fi.org to find some optical drive suggestions if you are.

If you're justing WMP or iTunes, then pioneerisloud is right... any optical drive is fine.
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Configuring EAC using the guides means that EAC will compensate for your optical drive's properties via AccurateRip. Yes, optical drives do differ in say writing and reading speeds but they're nothing to much to worry about. It's a difference of a few secs writing wise. Nothing much.
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