I've read about the Plextor Premium but wasn't sure about performance on CDs that were less than perfect. Would any Plextor do because I'd rather have an external drive, I'll go with the internal if necessary. As far as scratches, I have some CDs that I played once or twice and look perfect to me but I still get errors. All are music CDs, factory pressed.
No burning, just ripping using EAC to flac.