My first post but a thank you to all for all the useful info I’ve already picked up from other discussions on these forums.
I have and odd situation and am looking for some guidance.
I am currently ripping my entire cd collection for lossless playback using easy cd-da extractor and due to the amount of discs (1800 ish) I’m spreading the work across four pc’s. They are identical machines (p4 3.2Ghz 1.0GB purchased second hand for the job and one was borrowed tested by me prior to purchase for rip speed) When tested the machine I used acheived rip speeds of around 22x so I bought 3 more machines the same spec.
They have identical o/s, hardware and software, or so I thought and after set up I found that and one machine will rip a cd at 22x in around 3 minutes as expected but the others rip at 8x in around 7-8mins
After much headscratching and drive and software swapping I discovered that there is a difference in the drives, all being tsstcorp sh-s223 oem drives but one is a 223f (SB02 firmware) and the others are 223b (SB00 firmware).
After further research I became aware that there are different versions of the same model number i.e 223f 223q 223b etc. Realising that the three drives where newer variant I found it odd that it is the older drive (223f) that rips the fastest.
I have patched the firmware to remove region coding and riplock on the 223b variants and updated to the latest SB01 firmware from samsungodd but it’s made no difference to the rip speed and so I’m now stuck as to a solution.
I considered flashing the firmware for the older drive but understand that the samsung flash tool won’t let this happen plus I would prefer not to destroy the drives as I have three of them. So not sure where the answer is and I will struggle to return the drives as they are as ordered (albeit a slightly different variant) so maybe different rip software or …
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.