I've used this drive to also re-rip discs that don't jive in EAC, yet it does jive with dBpa and CUETools. And, at the same time, AR results are all over the place...even with rips that got two thumbs up with the last two programs. The same thing, interestingly, happened with my original drive which has no C2.
Now when all three rips have matching CRC's, have no errors, sound totally fine, yet have AR results that are all over the place, how can one say that rips are fine just because AR says they are?
I'm playing with dBpoweramp. Am I correct that Image + CUE sheet is in the beta stage at this time? That is my preferred ripping method as I have CDs with hidden tracks in the pregap.
[...] EAC using Secure Mode on the high error-correction setting...something even Andre (the developer) doesn't even recommend.
Drives with caches? Also a total joke. The bad experience I had with them caused me to ditch my old drive for a new one without that in the mix (Never been happier )
and have been manipulating it to check against alternate pressings years before TripleFlac! which actually was the first widely available software to do the job