I was looking at Plextor since they are considered the best for DAE.
Are the Plextor PX-716A drives a pretty good choice?
The drive also needs to be able to rip faster than my NEC but just as accurate or better.
Are the Plextools absolutely essential for what I want my drive to do?
Quote from: ESP85 on 24 December, 2006, 04:53:27 PMThe drive also needs to be able to rip faster than my NEC but just as accurate or better.It caches audio data so unless you're using the FUA command or PlexTools it isn't going to rip very quickly.
Do you know if -usefua will work with REACT2?
Also, how much CPU does your Plextor drive use when ripping in secure mode? My NEC takes up 100% on an AMD Athlon XP 2800+. It makes compressing while ripping awfully slow. This is with secure mode, accurate stream, and C2 (the drive doesn't cache so no cache).
Quote from: ESP85 on 24 December, 2006, 06:56:18 PMAlso, how much CPU does your Plextor drive use when ripping in secure mode? My NEC takes up 100% on an AMD Athlon XP 2800+. It makes compressing while ripping awfully slow. This is with secure mode, accurate stream, and C2 (the drive doesn't cache so no cache).Isn't it the compressing that's demanding the resources? I'm sure the requirements of the ripping are negligible in comparison.Do be careful when using C2 unless you're also using test and copy. I'm not sure about your NEC, but with the ND-3500 (as an example), EAC lets too many errors slip through with C2 checked than I am comfortable with.
I have a PX-716UF and I have had no problems with it while using the USB interface. The firewire option sometimes doesn't work on my system. I also have a Samsung SH-S183L and I absolutely love it. It burns everything (even DVD-RAM) and works flawlessly.
Please note that i'm not stating that this particular switch works alright with EAC though, as it seems that for some people that have tested it, it either works fine(Greynol), or dosen't work at all(JeanLuc and many others).
For me, it didn't work with PX-712A and it doesn't work with PX-755A.
With EAC, I started using the FUA switch and tested the drive features. For some CDs, caching was reported, for some, it was not. Also, for those CDs where caching was reported, if there was an error, the first correction bar filled up extremely quick while for the discs where caching was not reported, the first bar was filled at a "normal" speed.
Also, I tested with spath's tool and it seems that my PX-755A supports FUA. However, if I instruct the application to test 10 times, the result for the FUA test is 5/10. If I run the test 20 times, result is 5/20. It seems that FUA is not accepted more than 5 times or I got that 5/x figure totally wrong.