Great thread. I'm now trying to rip all of my 600 or so CDs using only 2 drives. I have a Sony drive and a Pioneer 116 something. Both were supposed to be some of the best drives as of about 2 years ago. I have found that the Pioneer is MUCH faster than the Sony, which I like, but I am, of course, concerned about quality. I am an audio nerd and want the tracks to be perfect, but I don't know enough about ripping and testing, etc. Plus, I just don't have the time to test, considering how many disks I have to go through. I am considering switching out the Sony with a Samsung. Would the Samsung be faster?
Also, as an aside, is there any way to rent a CD drive tower? At the current pace it's going to take me many many months to burn all of these. If someone could tell me the most accurate drive, it may be worth it to me to buy a tower and install 5 or 10 of them and then sell them when I'm done and in a tower type setup, speed would be somewhat less important.
Any suggestions to all of the ramblings above would be GREATLY appreciated.