Best DVD drive for audio protection ripping?

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#1

Hi there, I am in the market for a new DVD-ROM drive, and chief among the features I am looking for is the ability to read copy protected audio-cd’s and the audio-protection.

I also use my drive for:

  1. backing up protected DVD’s
  2. backing up protected pc games (although rarely do this)
  3. backing up ps2 games

My local PC store sells the following drives:

Aopen DVD1648
LG DRD-8160B
LG DRD-8161B
Lite-On LTD-163
Lite-On ltd-166s
Pioneer DVD-115
Pioneer DVD-105S-OEM
Sony DDU1621
Toshiba SD-M1712

any suggestions in which of the above drives, or some other model, is best for the uses I specified above, with an emphasis on audio-cd ripping?

The speed of the ripping is not a huge issue, it is just the reliability of the ripping that is.

Thanks


#2

common guys, no suggestions on what might work best for

  1. audio protected cd’s

and for backing up dvd movies and Ps2 games?

thanks


#3

The Asus E616 cuts through audio protections like a hot knife through butter. If you can afford one, you could go for a Plextor (very good audio ripper), however I think that the Asus should be fine (use it with EAC).


#4

hmm Asus huh? Thanks for the info I’ll take a look at it.


#5

My local PC store sells the following drives:

Aopen DVD1648
LG DRD-8160B
LG DRD-8161B
Lite-On LTD-163
Lite-On ltd-166s
Pioneer DVD-115
Pioneer DVD-105S-OEM
Sony DDU1621
Toshiba SD-M1712

Toshiba SD-M1712 is excellent for ripping DVD’s and audio (if you have patched it of course :). It’s fairly cheap as well.


#6

The LiteON LTD-166S is very good with copy protections.


#7

the Tosh can do the job…with the right software


#8

hmm lite-on 166s and tosh1712, but there must be a clear winner in a test somewhere no? (in terms of cutting through audio protection)