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  • Blutarsky
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External USB cd drive for accurate intensive ripping
I need an external drive USB 2 to use with EAC, possibly to achieve 100% accuracy and long lasting duration, as I would like to rip hundreds audio CDs without spending my life ripping at 0.8x !!!!!

Any advice?

  • exec
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Reply #1
Just buy any drive and put it in an external USB case. Worked well for me, no problems whatsoever...

  • Blutarsky
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Reply #2
What drive/enclosure did you purchase?

  • Porcus
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External USB cd drive for accurate intensive ripping
Reply #3
You might have trouble getting C2 error information transferred over the ATA-to-USB bridge. (Don't know which ones work though, I use a Firewire device or internal.)

  • Blutarsky
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Reply #4
You might have trouble getting C2 error information transferred over the ATA-to-USB bridge. (Don't know which ones work though, I use a Firewire device or internal.)


I've got a firewire port on my notebook..... any suggestion for the drive / enclosure combo?
  • Last Edit: 22 August, 2012, 09:36:05 AM by Blutarsky

  • pdq
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Reply #5
I don't see any firewire enclosures for 5 1/4. How about eSATA? Does anyone know how that handles C2?

  • spoon
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Reply #6
eSATA passes C2 in all cases that I am aware (as long as is native SATA, not a USB >> eSATA).

  • Porcus
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Reply #7
Blutarsky: I didn't mean to recommend using firewire, sorry for being unclear. (I use firewire because the device forced me to, not because it is a good interface.)

eSATA is probably a good idea yes.