Are some CD drives "worse" at reading CDs than others? 2017-03-02 01:04:19 I have a cheap external CD drive that I dedicate solely to ripping CDs in EAC: TSSTcorpCDW/DVD TS-L462D HH08. It's served me well over the years, and I've ripped well over 1,000 CDs with it. I have noticed, however, that it seems to struggle frequently with CD-R albums.I collect a lot of music, some of which is quite obscure; so every now and then I run into a D.I.Y. release that has been burned onto CD-Rs. Sometimes my drive can rip these discs with little to no error correction. Other times, it refuses to even acknowledge the disc, or gives me constant Read Errors on most of the tracks. Sometimes these discs are old, and sometimes they are brand new; there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.To make things even stranger, sometimes these same discs rip with no problems on my iMac's Super Drive. Unfortunately, that drive bit the dust about a year ago (R.I.P.) and it couldn't rip mini-CD-Rs (of which I have a handful.) And I've even had one or two professional CDs with this same issue...So my question is really a two-parter:1) Is this a common problem with CD drives? Are some just too "weak" or too "crappy" to rip every kind of CD?2) If so, then what kind of good, powerful external drive should I buy? I'm looking to get something to replace my dead Super Drive, but I don't want another slot-loading drive; tray-loading only, please.