Thanks guys. My problem is that I am using EAC to rip audio CDs and some are badly scratched, then EAC gets stuck on that track. Usually, I have to skip the track then come back to it and rip it in "burst" mode. So far this has worked okay, but I am guessing I can better my chances at not having to go through these extra steps with the right drive. I also have a Philips CDRW 1200 (Model PCRW1208).