Hi there, I've got a 1st generation MacBook Pro and I'm looking to finally rip my CD Collection. I want to do it once and rip everything lossless. (It boggles my mind that music companies don't sell all the albums I have as lossless downloads already...)Anyway, should I be using some sort of external CD drive to get the best rips or is their no difference with the drive my Mac came with ?
From experience with dBpoweramp on Billware: C2 error pointers are less likely to be transmitted over USB or firewire. Best chances of full error correction features obtained by using an internal one.
Release 13.3[...]New option: CD Ripping >> Options >> Secure Settings >> 8KB Transfers (c2 Pointers over USB / Firewire)
Not likely any differences, but I'd be worried about ruining the drive with so may rips and then having to deal with laptop repair.
Quote from: hellokeith on 19 February, 2010, 11:39:40 PMNot likely any differences, but I'd be worried about ruining the drive with so may rips and then having to deal with laptop repair.I would expect a standard drive in an outboard case would be faster and more durable. ON my last laptop a replacement drive would be more expensive, but easy DIY since it was a modular bay that could take different devices.