Best drive for DAE of scratched discs?

vbimport

#1

Hi

I’m ripping a lot of my cd’s to flac and some are of course scratched… Although any cd-r/dvd-r can read a good disc, which ones do the best with scratched discs?

Looking for CURRENTLY shipping/manufactured drives…also on cdrinfo.com the recent drive tests dont seem to test for scratched discs…

What are some good ones to use? Prefer IDE …
Plageus


#2

No drive is going to perform magic if the disks are badly scratched…Too many crc errors will be encountered. Take your disks to a professional cleaning / polishing service and see if they can improve the data surface of the disks such that they can be read.


#3

Welcome to the forum. BenQ burners are well know as good readers for scratched DVDs. As the CDs are with a different laser I don’t know if they are good there as well but it is worth trying.


#4

my Plextor Premium CD-RW has read some of my terribly scratched discs…highly recommended for DAEing your CD collection…


#5

Of course, Premiums have been unavailable for a while now. :sad:

Glad I got mine when I did.


#6

true…keep forgetting about that major point :doh:


#7

Yo-

I go along with chas0039 regarding the BenQ’s well known ability to read through scratches - and at a moderate cost too-eh!

Mike


#8

From what i’ve read Exact Audio Copy uses a feature where it scans the disc several times trying find errors and scratches in the disc. It then tries to compensate for them when it extracts the file. I believe it’s called ‘Secure Mode’. I’ve never used it because luckily my cd’s are scratched so i don’t know how well it works.