CD-RW Drive for Scratched Disk Reading

Do some CD players do a better job of reading discs with lots of surface scratches? If so, which of the following might I have the best luck with:

Liteon LTR-48246S
Toshiba SD-M1402
HP 9100

Hi,

try the Liteon and the Toshiba and use slow reading speed if possible.

Michael

Yes, whatever you use, be sure to use software to limit read speeds to a minimum. With some drives that’s 4x, with some it’s 1x.

Also, try using a tool called ISOBUSTER (latest version) to read those problematic discs. I have recovered some otherwise unreadable discs (some parts) using this program.

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).