archiving cds 2002-07-21 23:00:16 once i get a new computer and a plextor drive, i plan on ripping all my cds and saving the wave files. i want to start encoding with mpc, but also save the wave files while i'm at it so that i wont have to re rip ever again. i will apply an albumgain on each album with wavegain, and use wavtrim to delete leading/trailing silence which eac often misses. i will be saving the files on cd-r, as wave files. i'm not going to bother using lossless encoding, just because i dont mind using two cd-rs for some long albums, and it's less hassel. i have a few questions however: before i make a purchase, what would be the best drive to get? i assume a plextor, but which model? a dvd drive maybe?also, what cd-r brand should i use? should the cds be written in any particular way?any other concerns i should be aware of? thanks for any replys.