No need for BD or even DVD support. But as I’m not ready to upgrade to new desktop hardware yet the drive must support Windows XP.
Presumably, Pioneer still makes among the best optical drives, and I have no problem paying for those usually higher price models. But none of the current models and/or forthcoming firmware are said to support XP.
But is anyone familiar with the latest XP friendly Pioneer models with stellar CD ripping stats?? https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/ch.Computer+Drives.Archived
All of these are XP compatible
But while some at myce above were hopeful on quality control and performance, users reviews on this “new” low priced Plextor were decidedly mixed.
So I’m hoping that there might be a consensus among myce reviewers for the best available drive for CD read/ripping and error correcting, though the vast majority of CD tracks ripped on my Panasonic SW-5584 BD drive and always using EAC almost never reported less than a ~98% perfect read error score. That Panasonic drive still works great but I can’t find a new one like it for sale to replace the dead Sony BWU-500S drive in my other Windows XP SP2 desktop.
Please recommend one or more of the best XP compatible drive models for CD reading/ripping and error correction.