Originally posted by tmac
Is there better drives for ripping and recording music just like there are for making backups of computer games.
For protected Audio CDs, Plextor are the reference.
For ripping and burning normal audio CDs, the difference is in the optics and chipset.
Some drives are very good ripping scratched CDs but others not much. Even 2 equal drives may produce different results because of the differences in manufacturing.
Plextors are said to be the best made, but LiteOn, LG or Teac seem to have very good designs.
Plextor also have Plextools, very fast and secure ripper that only works with Plextors.