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Any issues ripping with an IDE CD-RW via IDE adapter card?
I have an older Plextor Premium CD-RW drive that I've used to rip CDs for years. I'm putting together a new PC and would like to continue using this drive, but few motherboards today have IDE headers. So to use the drive I could pick up an inexpensive PCI or PCIe card with a single IDE port on it.

The question I have is whether or not there might be any limitations to this approach? I rip using EAC with AccurateRip, usually starting with burst mode, then secure with C2 enabled if there's no match.
  • Last Edit: 16 June, 2012, 05:03:04 PM by JJZolx

Any issues ripping with an IDE CD-RW via IDE adapter card?
Reply #1
Some add-on cards may not support optical drives (hard disk drives only), but if you can find one that will work with an optical drive, I don't think you'll have much of a problem.

You could also try an adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16812232004