Years ago I ripped a lot of CDs in my collection using several Plextor drives. The final ones I got were a Plextor Premium 2 and a Plextor 760A, both IDE (not SATA). I still have these drives. I also have a few current generation LG Blu-Ray writers that I use most of the time for movie viewing and such.
I have a new computer build that I’ll be ripping from, but it doesn’t have onboard IDE, just SATA.
I’ve seen people discussing various options (use old IDE drive with an IDE card, get a newer, SATA drive, etc.), but there doesn’t seem to be any definitive word on 1) which of these options is better, 2) if there are any SATA CD rippers that are as good as the old Plextors, and 3) if not, what IDE card works best with these old IDE CD rippers.
Can anyone who’s researched this let me know? I looked here for discussions on that, but most of them have just kind of petered out without any resolution.