I just found out that despite the fact that EAC (Exact Audio Copy) claims that the 1653S is not able to overread into Leadout, it IS possible.
Using the reference cd “Best of The Doors CD1” I was able to ripp the last song completely with the “missing” 12 samples at the end (read offset) without any errors when using one (1) specific setting.
That is: Secure Mode, Accurate Stream ON, Drive caches ON, C2 error information OFF!
All results were compared to the ripp of my Plextor 48/24/48a, which is able to overread into leadout by itself. CRCs did match when results matched, as did the files in wav and bytewise comparison.
What makes me post this here is the question, if the drive shouldn’t be able to do the same trick in all others modes as well?
As far as I can say overreading into leadout does not work anymore once you turn on C2, or use any other mode than Secure (with the aforementioned settings). You get sync errors in Secure with C2 enabled, and Timeout problems with Burst mode.
The resulting files do not match the original anymore, where the really strange thing is: They do include the 12 ending samples (which are all 00), but the last part of the song BEFORE the leadout is read wrong (like ff where 00 should be)!
This seems to be a problem of firmware rather than hardware/EAC to me.
Any idea how to fix that?